A final year student of Ekiti State University (EKSU), identified as Oluwafemi Akindeko, has attempted suicide due to poor academic performance.
Report revealed that Akindeko of the Department of Accounting was waiting for his results to be released so as to commence for clearance for the National Youth Service Corps scheme but was however, shocked that he could fail one of his majot courses, BUS 418, which will give him an extra year in school.
Prior to his action, Akindeko made several post on his Whatsapp status, expressing displeasure and loss of hope.
In some of his posts, he said; “Everything about today is just bad… God help me. This month is not smiling.
“Why is today like this? God help me throughout this month. From June 1, everything has been very bad.
“All I want to do now is to commit a crime and be sentenced to life imprisonment. So, keep off so you won’t fall a victim.”
He later reportedly consumed poisonous substance to commit suicide and also cut himself before he was rushed down to the hospital.
His friend, who identified himself as Mayowa, confirmed that Akindeko is now in a good condition.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Deji Aleshinloye, who confirmed the attempted suicide, accused the student of ignorance.
“He just finished and he got his result of BUS 418, one of the second semester examination results. You know when you fail a second semester examination, it is going to be an extra year.
“And it’s not a big deal. The university has an arrangement for what we call summer class. The registration is going on and will start in a week’s time. During that summer class, he would be allowed to retake the course he failed.”
“Thank God we didn’t lose him. He is fine now and stabilised in the hospital. He is at the EKSU Teaching Hospital and he is better now,” the PRO added.