The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), on Saturday, confirmed the dying of considered one of her own as a consequence of poor educational performance.
The deceased, Opeyemi Dara, who was a closing yr scholar of the School of Arts, Division of English Language, allegedly dedicated suicide after taking a suspected dose of deadly substance popularly often known as “snipper”.
400 Level OAU student commits suicide
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that she allegedly took her life following her poor educational efficiency, though the main points of the incident have been nonetheless sketchy.
Dara’s educational records obtained indicated that she had 5 excellent courses and 12 Special Electives.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju confirmed the incident and promised that the institution would examine and make its findings public.
Olarewaju appealed to college students not to ponder committing suicide due to poor educational performance,
“ We sympathise with the mother and father and guardian of the deceased often known as Dara.
” We simply need our college students and younger ones to know that despair shouldn’t be a factor they need to encourage, regardless of the state of affairs or circumstance they discover themselves.
“ Some individuals previously have handed by the identical state of affairs and circumstances and got here out clear.
“Now, suicide can by no means be an choice and folks, particularly the younger ones who consider that taking their very own lives is an act of gallantry ought to know that it’s not.
“We need to attraction to college students, significantly OAU college students to take issues simple. Any baby that fails; that’s the reason the college says you possibly can rerun a course, you possibly can resit a course.
“Folks on the market additionally face challenges and if you end up in class, failure or repetition of a course or explicit topic can also be a part of the challenges college students should face.
“The college will get to the basis of the incident and get again to the general public,” Olarewaju mentioned.