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Sunday, August 04, 2019

Nigerian Undergraduate Commits Suicide Over Poor Academic Performance...

Grace Dara Opeyemi,a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has committed suicide over poor academic performance.

The student in the Department of English Studies was said to have exercised the fear that she might not graduate alongside her mates for alleged poor performance in the university’s final year exams last semester.

According to her mate, who preferred anonymity, the deceased died after taking a dose of snipper on Friday.

“From a copy of the academic records on the university portal it showed that she had five outstanding courses and special electives as carry over and was unable to write the final exams with her mates in the last semester,” the source said.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to be briefed about it.
he said got to know that a female student of the university died of depression after taking a dose of a lethal substance known as Sniper because of her poor academic performance.

Olarewaju added that after the discovery that the deceased had taken the deadly substance, she was rushed to the university’s health centre and was later referred to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital where she reportedly died.

Promising that the university would investigate the incident, he cautioned other students not to see suicide as an option from challenges.
 from thenationonline


  1. Why na,this is really sad.

  2. I can't imagine the distress she must have felt to take this decision, may her soul rest in peace.

    We need to do better as people to help each other. Let's stop tying peoples value to their academic ot financial achievements and be good support systems

    1. Exactly. A lot of students now commit suicide. Schools have to be more proactive with active and humane guidance and counseling units to helo students. It is not just about sending failing students away. These students can actually be helped.

  3. This is too bad😥
    Carryovers is not the end of the world .

    1. Thank God for the type of support system I had. My mom and siblings are truly Gold! See me now, thriving, legal practicioner and a law enforcement officer!

      Carry overs/extra year is not easy, but surely contemplating suicide is like wanting to kill a fly with double barrel!

      So sad a story. Heartbreaking.
      May she rest in peace, and may her family and friends be consoled.

  4. Sniper again!!! Suiciders seems not to realise hell fire is worse than whatever they are passing through on Earth.

    1. Sniper again! Na by forse to go school. Hand work no dey. May the Lord comfort your loved ones.

  5. Isn't it high time this sniper be banned? Na wao.

    1. The thing driving them to do such should be tackled by the schools, government

      Guidance and counselling departments are dead

      Lip service by government

      GOD please give us efficient and useful leaders in Jesus Name, Amen
      Take away these insensitive, ignorant and rotten compromisers

  6. Only if she knows that surviving in this country is not based on certificate. RIP to the dead

  7. Na wah.i pray her soul find peace


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