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Monday, 30 October 2017

16-years old 100 Level OAU student reportedly commit Suicide on account of Poor grades | Photo

An Obafemi Awolowo University student has reportedly committed suicide on account of poor performance. The 16 year old Mercy Afolaranmi is of the Department of Microbiology of the institution.

According to the statement released by the school’s Chief Security Officer, Babatunde Oyatokun, Afolaranmi, the girl poisoned herself because of poor grade she recorded from her exams.

“We got a call that one of our students took poison,” Chief Security Officer said. “We got to hospital to realise that she mixed rat poison. She gave us the contact of her parents but before they arrived, she already gave up due to the effect of the poison she took.”

Bimpe Oni, her neighbour in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, said Afolaranmi, who lived off-campus at Sabo area of Ile-Ife, died on Thursday, after she took “rat poison mixed with battery extract.”

Mrs. Oni said the late student committed suicide because of “emotional pressure.”

Aisha, who was Afolaranmi’s colleague in the same Faculty of Science, said the deceased had ‘E’ in CHM101 (Chemistry for first year students), a reportedly dreaded course for year one students in the science and technology related faculties.

“Mercy often isolated herself in class and looked depressed,” said Aisha. “She told me she had ‘E’ in CHM101 and has been going around unhappy before this incident.”

Another student in the Faculty of Student, Opeyemi, said “she took poison because of result.”

The school’s Dean of Students’ Affairs, Isiaka Aransi, also confirmed the death of Afolaranmi during a telephone conversation with PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday.

“Although the reason and cause of her death is yet to be known, the division is aware of the death of Mercy,” she said.

“She was a student of department of Microbiology whose body has been taken to hospital for autopsy. When the result is out, the university community shall be communicated,” added Mr Aransi.

See her last post on Facebook, 10th October before her death...

Above all other things, I just wanna see God, see what He looks like, speak with Him face to face. I don’t wanna miss heaven. LORD HELP ME.”



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