The students, Adakole Christopher (100 Level Mathematics) and Emmanuella Mson (100 Level Medicine), drowned in the river on Friday, April 5, allegedly while swimming.
In a statement signed by the university’s Information Officer, Mr. Tser Vanger, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Msugh Kembe, described the deaths as unfortunate.
He said in spite of the orientation given to the fresh students on social outings, the sad incident occurred.
Kembe said a committee had already been inaugurated to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the deaths.
He appealed to students who live on campus and off campus not to embark on any form of social outing without proper documentation from the Student Affairs Directorate.
The vice-chancellor appreciated the Student Union Government and local fishermen who assisted in the recovery of the bodies.
He also commiserated with the families of the deceased students.