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Mother blamed lecturer as Ebonyi varsity final year student commits suicide



A student of Ebonyi State University, identified as Favour Ugwuka has allegedly committed suicide at her hostel in Ishieke, Abakaliki.

According to reports, the deceased, a final year student in the Department of English, took her own life after passing all her courses but repeatedly failed a particular course, whose lecturer was said to have vowed she would never pass.

It was learnt that the late Ugwuka went into depression after several attempts to pass the said course and was frequently seen on the campus wandering alone until she decided to take her life on Wednesday night.

In a video seen online by our correspondent, a woman said to be the deceased’s mother blamed a lecturer for making her daughter commit suicide.

According to the woman, who was seen lamenting in the video, “The lecturer said he is the best, that nobody can teach like him. He should come and carry my daughter who has committed suicide.”

Also, a graduate of the institution who identified himself as Rex Nwome claimed that the girl committed suicide because she had been failing a particular course repeatedly.

He said, “Favour was my classmate and a best friend to me in the English Department. The above-mentioned lecturer did vow never to allow Favour to graduate.

“You could imagine where she later passed all the courses except that lecturer’s that, she had to pay another extra year tuition fee to rewrite.

“Unfortunately the man failed her again. What resulted in this intense depression is the latest NYSC names that were recently shortlisted, and her name wasn’t there.”

He added, “The girl suffered a lot of depression because she was only left wandering about the EBSU seeking help. She was very desperate to graduate and serve. This and many more of the disgusting stories resulted in this suicide mission.

Also a friend of the deceased, Nwome, said, “Favour was my classmate and best friend in the English Department. She passed all her courses except one, which she repeatedly failed due to alleged issues with the lecturer handling the course.”

The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident on Thursday.

“Yes, there is a reported incident of a student who committed suicide at the Ebonyi State University. We will commence investigation into the matter tomorrow,” he said.

Meanwhile, the university authorities did not issue a statement regarding the matter.

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