Kabale University was engulfed in sorrow on Friday as news spread about the sudden demise of Audrey Nayebare, a first-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. The shocking incident occurred during an end-of-semester examination, leaving both the student community and university management in disbelief.
Audrey Nayebare, hailing from Kicwamba Parish in Ruhinda Sub County, Rukungiri District, was in the midst of her exam when she lost consciousness. Despite immediate efforts to provide first aid outside the examination room, her condition did not improve.
She was subsequently rushed to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, where her health deteriorated further. Tragically, she passed away on Friday evening before additional medical assistance could be administered.
Dr. Mesharch Katusiimeh, the Associate Professor of Governance and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, expressed his condolences, describing Nayebare as an active and inquisitive student. Her untimely departure has left a void in the academic community.
The university released a statement acknowledging the profound impact of Nayebare’s passing on her fellow students. The note emphasized the traumatic experience of witnessing a classmate in such distress during an examination. It reminded everyone of life’s unpredictability, urging reflection on the transient nature of our existence.
“In all we do, let’s do it for the glory of God,” the note concluded, serving as a poignant reminder of life’s fragility and the importance of living with purpose.
Colleagues and friends at the campus extended their thoughts and prayers to those mourning Nayebare’s loss. Reflecting on her life, they acknowledged that she may have fulfilled the purpose intended for her by God.
As the university community grapples with this profound loss, the memory of Audrey Nayebare will linger, and her spirit will be remembered with reverence.