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OAU final year student commits suicide over poor academic performance



Grace Dara Opeyemi, an English Studies student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) committed suicide on Friday August 2.

The OAU student reportedly took sniper (insecticide) upon learning that she might not graduate with her coursemates following an alleged poor performance in her final year exams last semester.

“From a copy of the academic records on the university portal it showed that she had five outstanding courses and special electives as carry over and was unable to write the final exams with her mates in the last semester,” a schoolmate said.

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OAU’s Public Relations Officer Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed the incident but told The Nation that he is yet to be briefed about it. He revealed that he learnt the deceased took sniper after falling into depression, an aftermath of an alleged poor academic performance.

She was reportedly rushed to the University’s health centre and was later referred to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital where she reportedly died.

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