The following statement is being given out to the FCCU community on the following tragic incident that took place yesterday, 28 February 2019 on the University campus. This statement is from the Rector’s and Students Affairs Offices.
Dear FCCU community,
Yesterday, there was a tragic event on campus where a student fell into the S Block Octa from the 3rd floor balcony in S Block. This incident has undoubtedly deeply affected us as a community. Our hearts go out to the student and his family in this most difficult of times. We ask for your prayers and support.
While most of you have looked at an earlier notice about this incident, we are aware that you have questions about the incident. We have been careful about giving out information as we wish to be as accurate as possible in our communications with you. This is what we know: one of our students, fell from a 3rd floor balcony in our S Block. He sustained serious injuries and was offered immediate medical aid by the on campus health services before he was shifted to a hospital. FCCU’s representatives were present with him during this time and stayed with the student throughout the night. His family was also able to reach him late last night.
He has also made a statement to the police in which he said that he fell by accident.
The student is stable and conscious and we ask that you keep in your prayers as he looks ahead at a long road to recovery.
Since the incident is currently being investigated and that we are getting conflicting reports about what happened, we also ask that we, as part of the FCCU community, refrain from speculation about the incident and respect the privacy of the student and his family in our online posts and comments.
Please note that a group session is being organized today, 1 March 2019 by the Campus Counseling Center. The timings and venue for this has been changed since our last statement. This session will now be held in Sinclair Hall at 12:45 pm.
In addition, counseling services are available in the Campus Counseling Center in Mercy Health Center.
Dr James Tebbe,
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)