One Suicide Too Many As Medical Student Commits Suicide In Bayelsa
Barely one week after a gospel artiste committed suicide in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, another young Nigerian has taken his own life in Bayelsa State.
This time, a 300 level student of the Niger Delta University, Amasoma, Bayelsa State, Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, committed suicide after failing his MBBS Examination.
The late Ebiweni and 21 others failed beyond the level that they could be placed on academic probation for another academic year so they had to be withdrawn.
According to reports, Ebiweni plunged himself into a river close to the after failing his examination.
About 50 students, out of the 169 who sat for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) exam, failed the examination.
According to the Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, there was no official report yet.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Ndoni Ingezi, who spoke to a media organisation said: “Eniweni took his own life after news that he was part of 22 students shortlisted to be withdrawn from the college came out.
“You know it is a general practice that every student pass the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) exams before progressing to the next level of academic pursuit.
“But Ebiweni and 21 others failed beyond the level that they could be placed on academic probation for another academic year so they,” the PRO said.