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CRUTECH lecturer slumps, dies after promotion

CRUTECH lecturer slumps, dies after promotion - CRUTECH, Cross River Uni­versity of Technology

By Joseph Kingston, Calabar

The head of depart­ment, HoD of mass communication in Cross River Uni­versity of Technology, CRU­TECH, Dr (Mrs.) Obon­ganwan Ekpenyong Edim, slumped and died on Sunday night before she could be rushed to hospital.

Close family sources said she was promoted to HoD just two months ago and that there was no sign that the lecturer was physically sick before her sudden demise. Before her elevation, she was teaching intermediate French in the university

It was learnt that Dr. Edim lost her husband, Chief Ek­penyong Edim, late last year. He was also a lecturer in the Department of Urban Plan­ning in the same university, and a onetime chairman of Calabar Urban Development Authority (CUDA).

of her students who expressed grief over the de­mise described her as a vir­tuous woman and someone who was very committed to her teaching job.

Some students seemed to have suspected foul play in Dr. Edim’s death and, there­fore, cursed those they felt masterminded the departure of the lecturer to the great beyond. “And people will still think killing someone gives you an edge ahead not know­ing you are helping the per­son to rest early. Mass com­munication mourns; I mourn because I can’t believe she won’t be on the cover of my

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