A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Ephraim Imaghodora, has reportedly died after he fell from the second floor of the Faculty of Arts building.
Imaghodora, who was a student of the Department of Actuarial Science, was reported to be battling with some academic challenges as of the time of his death.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, made the sad news known to pressmen in Benin, on Monday.
“It is unfortunate that something like this has happened in the University. We feel so pained to hear the news that a student fell from the second floor of the faculty building.
“The parents have been informed, and the university is trying to unravel the mystery behind the incident and ascertain if it was actually a suicide attempt. There are many accounts of the incident, but the university, with the help of the police, will find out what actually happened.
“The school has frowned on suicide attempt by students. No condition is worth committing suicide. Information reaching us was that the student had two carry-over papers to write. He was supposed to write one on the fateful day of the incident.
”It may not be the issue of carry-over because there are many spillover students too,” the PRO stated.
Osasuyi assured the public that the police would investigate thoroughly, with a view to unravelling the cause of late Imaghodora’s untimely death and also urged students to always seek help by visiting the institution’s counselling unit; because there was always a solution to every problem.
The PRO also advised parents and guardians to always give a listening ear to their children and wards who might be needing direction and a confidante when faced with difficult situations.