OAU student commits suicide due to poor academic records

It was a sad day at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Osun State, following the death of a student identified as Opeyemi Grace Dara.

According to reports, Opeyemi, a student of Department of English and Literature, committed suicide by drinking a deadly substance known as Snipper

According to the school authorities the deceased committed suicide due to depression caused by poor academic records.

Her academic records made available to Punch showed that she had many outstanding courses .

She was said to be having five outstanding courses and 12 Special Electives

A source said,

A student in the Department of English and Literature at OAU in Ile-Ife, Opeyemi Grace Dara, whose set finished their final year exams just last semester has committed suicide through the consumption of the notorious snipper on Friday. She was in the last graduating set; however, she had some outstanding courses. The department in mourning mood.

Public Relations Officer of OAU, Segun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the incident to Punch assured that the institution would investigate her death and make its findings public.

Olanrewaju said,

We sympathise with the parents and guardian of the deceased called Dara. We just want our students and young ones to know that depression is not a thing they should encourage, no matter the situation or circumstance they find themselves.

Some people in the past have passed through the same situation and circumstances and came out clean. Now, suicide can never be an option and people, especially the young ones who believe that taking their own lives is an act of gallantry should know that it is not.

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