"Our Student Didn’t Kill Herself Over Poor Academic Performance" — OAU Reveals

Date: 06-08-2019 2:50 pm (2 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has denied media reports that a final year student of the Department of English, Grace Opeyemi Dara, committed suicide because of her poor grades.

Grace reportedly drank Sniper and died on August 2nd.

The spokesman of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement released on Monday August 5th, said Dara’s academic record was not bad to warrant her committing suicide.

According to Olanrewaju,
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“Dara was residing off-campus and that she first took the sniper on April 22. The security unit of the institution laterwent to her house, took her to the university health centre where she was referred to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex for better treatment.

“She was treated and discharged home to her parents. She was brought back to the hospital by her parents and readmitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the OAUTHC last Thursday, 1st of August and she unfortunately died the next day.

Miss Dara is on a Cummulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.68 which qualified her, at least, to be an average student on a 2 – 2 class of grade. It is, therefore, our firm belief that a student who was on Second Class (Lower Division) cannot be said to be poor academically, talk less of committing suicide because of such,”
he said.


Posted: at 6-08-2019 02:50 PM (2 years ago) | Hero
- emma4love3 at 6-08-2019 03:33 PM (2 years ago)
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na waooo, so the trend has started.... sniper company una be talk of
almost all the sucide missions
Posted: at 6-08-2019 03:33 PM (2 years ago) | Hero
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- PLEASANTJAY at 6-08-2019 05:47 PM (2 years ago)
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The spokesman of OAU is just trying to exonerate the institution from the death of the poor girl. The fact that the lady's CGPA is enough to give her Second class lower does not mean she has not been frustrated. If the lady believes she deserves to be on first class, and eventually finds herself on 2-2 she could be frustrated. I think it high time lecturers stopped glorying in the numbers of students that fail their course. Why would a lecturer for goodness sake sets a limit for his students. The management of the institution should look into the case and do the needful. This is not the first time a student of OAU will be to have committed suicide for poor academic performance.
Posted: at 6-08-2019 05:47 PM (2 years ago) | Newbie
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