The University of Ibadan (UI) has explained why Mr. Korna Anongo Terhemen who dropped out of medical school was not re-admitted.

Terhemen, 43-year-old had in a recent interview with a popular news platform, narrated how he dropped out as a 500-Level medical student at UI and ended up a porter, pushing a wheelbarrow for a living in Gboko town, Benue State because of depression.

A statement released by the school’s Director of Public Communication, Olatunji Oladejo, entitled ‘Facts about Mr. Korna Anongo Terhemen who dropped out of UI medical school’, explained that Mr. Korna had ceased to be a student of the institution, having not registered for 14 years, out of which he had severally been away without any form of official permission

Terhemen was admitted into the University of Ibadan in the 1996/97 session (as a medical student) and by 2000 he moved on to the University College Hospital before dropping out.

He explained that he tried to go back to UI but the authorities of the university did not allow him which made him to lose interest in academic work, thought of suicide, and almost cut off his radial artery.

The school said, “He had over-stayed the cumulative number of sessions (11) allowed for medical students in the University.

“Available records on Mr. Korna show that he last registered as a student of the University of Ibadan as far back as the year 2000 and that was when he also wrote the last examination which was MBBS Part l, in July, 2000. This contravenes the extant regulation that “All students shall register for their courses of study in the University at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with the rules made from time to time by the University”.

“The complaint by Mr. Korna of denial to complete his studies because he left the School without permission to treat a relapse known as Manic-depression Psychosis was not the complete truth.” The statement added.