A student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, identified as Grace Dara Opeyemi, committed suicide at the weekend 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 who speak on the conditions of anonymity, said that 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.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to be briefed about it.
However, he said got to know about the a female student of the university died of depression after taking a dose of a lethal substance known as Snipers 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.