OAU: Student Commits Suicide

Emmanuel Adedeji, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State commits suicide.

Adedeji was a 200-level student of Management and Accounting Department in the University.

It was gathered that the 200-level student ingested poisonous substance such as an insecticide on the school premises and dies shortly a while after.

“His body was discovered behind the Mechanical Department popularly known as Spider building,” a student of the University tells newsmen.

Abiodun Olarewaju the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the incident, expressing sympathy that suicide is not an option in a case of “failure or depression”.

However, the Mr. Abiodun has said that the suicide committed recently by a student of the university was not as a result of academic failure.

Olarewaju, who stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife, added that failure in life go beyond academic performance.

“So, whether you are wealthy, in the middle or lower class of the society, individuals have different challenges in life,” he said.

“And failure academically doesn’t mean that things would not go well with such a person in the future.

“Dropping out of school doesn’t mean total failure in one’s lifetime. Dangote is not a professor, but the richest man in Africa.

“To the Glory of God, President Muhammadu Buhari failed three times, to clinch the job. But when he contested the fourth time, he won; now running his second term.

“President Joe Biden of USA had so many matrimonial calamities; lost a son, a wife, but today he is the President of USA,” the PRO explained.

Olarewaju advised all and sundry not to write themselves off and contemplate suicide. (NAN)

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