OAU Gives Account On Student Who Committed Suicide Over Poor Academic Performance

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has revealled that Opeyemi Dara, 400 level student of the institution who committed suicide last Friday was doing well academically.

Findings made available to schoolworld reveals that Opeyemi Dara, a final year student of the Faculty of Arts, allegedly killed herself over poor academic performance.

OAU Main Entrance. Photo: Channels TV
OAU Main Entrance. Photo: Channels TV

Abiodun Olanrewaju, Public Relations Officer of the university, stated that OAU will get to the root of the incident and get back to the public after investigations.

Olanrewaju, in a statement realeased on Monday, made it known that the deceased’s CPGA, which was 2.68, was on the Second Class Lower (2.2) division and could not said to be poor academically.

Also, the statement noted that late Opeyemi had no outstanding course to write and was only preparing to submit her final year project as a student of the English Department.

“The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) will like to commiserate with the parents, guardians, colleagues, friends and well-wishers of late Opeyemi Dara, a part four student of the Department of English, who was said to have committed suicide allegedly because of poor academic performance.

“The authorities of the university would, however, like to use this medium to put records straight. Miss Dara is on a CGPA of 2.68 which qualified her, at least, to be an average student on a 2.2 grade point,” part of the statement reads.

“The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has appealed to all staff and students of the university to take advantage of the mechanisms put in place by the university administration in addressing all academic, social, medical and other challenges.

“All youths are advised never to see suicide as an option, since tough times to not last but are only passing phases in the lives of all mortals,” the statement added.

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