The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, on Thursday announced a two-week mid-semester break for all students.
The spokesperson of the university, Mrs Lydia Legbo, said in a statement in Minna that normal academic activities would resume on March 2.
The statement also announced the death of a 300-level student in the Department of Chemistry Education, Yeye Emmanuel Olalekan, who slumped on Wednesday while playing football on the pitch at the Bosso Campus of the university.
Olalekan, 23, an indigene of Kwara, was rushed to the University Health Centre where he was certified dead.
The statement said the institution’s management at its emergency meeting on Thursday directed that all necessary steps be taken to determine the circumstances surrounding the student’s death.
It extended the management’s condolences to the bereaved family, students and the entire university community, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.