Nigerian Final-Year University Student Commits Suicide Over ‘Repeated Failure By Lecturer’ In Ebonyi; Bereaved Mother Takes Corpse To Campus

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The undergraduate’s death came a few days after she complained bitterly about how a lecturer repeatedly failed her without any “justifiable explanation”.

Favour Ugwuka, a final-year student of English at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State has committed suicide.

The undergraduate’s death came a few days after she complained bitterly about how a lecturer repeatedly failed her without any “justifiable explanation”.

In a viral audio seen by SaharaReporters, the deceased is heard saying the lecturer kept failing her despite spending one extra year.

She said she attended lectures and tried her best to pass the course during her extra year but the lecturer still failed her.

She said, “I am tired of this school, is it because I no be indigene or know anybody for here? Because what is the meaning of this? After paying N130,000 for extra year, make I come pay another one because why will Dr Enyi fail me? For what? After attending classes.

“How will one person be the only person to fail me? Out of how many lecturers that do not even know my face. From year one till today, how will you be the only one?”

In another video seen online, the mother of the deceased took her daughter’s corpse to the campus and also the lecturer for allegedly making her daughter commit suicide.

According to the woman, who is seen lamenting in the video, “Dr Enyi said he is the best, that nobody can teach like him. He should come and carry my daughter who has committed suicide.”

According to PUNCH findings, the deceased passed all her courses but repeatedly failed a particular course, whose lecturer had allegedly vowed that she would never pass.

The newspaper spoke to a graduate of the institution who identified himself as Rex Nwome who also corroborated the claims made against the lecturer.

Rex Nwome claimed that the deceased committed suicide because she had failed the particular course repeatedly.

He said, “Favour was my classmate and a best friend to me in the English Department. The above-mentioned lecturer did vow never to allow Favour to graduate.

“You could imagine where she later passed all the courses except that lecturer’s that, she had to pay another extra year tuition fee to rewrite.

“Unfortunately, the man failed her again. What resulted in this intense depression is the latest NYSC names that were recently shortlisted, and her name wasn’t there.”

He added, “The girl suffered a lot of depression because she was only left wandering about the EBSU seeking help. She was very desperate to graduate and serve. This and many more of the disgusting stories resulted in this suicide mission.

“I wish she didn’t go this far to end her life. R. I. P Ugwuka Favour till we meet to part no more.”

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  1. This is one menace that needs to be looked into in our educational system. It’s becoming tool of victimization in the hands of lecturers, authorities have to come into this case and reexamined the deceased’s scripts and claims using an authorized marking guide because a lot of our students are going through hell in the hands of their teachers and if found wanting, the lecturer should be punished. Of course, Favour went too far by taking her life while many others are suffering and dying in silence on the treatment.

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