Graduate of Ambrose Ali Attempts Suicide Over University's Failure to Issue Results - The Top Society

Graduate of Ambrose Ali Attempts Suicide Over University’s Failure to Issue Results


A graduate of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Precious Ogbeide, has attempted suicide over the allegations that the university’s refused to issue him his results.

It was learnt that Ogbeide had been battling depression and eventually stabbed himself with a broken bottle, in an attempt to end his life on Monday.

Ogbeide and several other students who graduated from the university were not given their results since they graduated in 2018. Other aggrieved students of the school lamented that they were yet to receive their results after spending five years undergoing their various programmes, stating that the situation had destabilised them.

Newsmen also learnt that the tertiary institution had promised the students that the backlog of their results would be cleared and students who were yet to be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps scheme would be settled.

A source revealed that Ogbeide was frustrated and had decided to end his life over the issue. The source, who pleaded anonymous narrated the events that led to the attempted suicide.

“I received a call at about 3:30 pm on Monday that Ogbeinde had been rushed to the hospital. I was told he had been showing signs of depression and that they had tried to help in every possible way they could.

“The mother told me that he just stood up all of a sudden with a bottle and smashed it on the floor. He started to pierce his neck and body with the pieces of the broken bottle,” the source narrated.

The source further narrated that it took the efforts of his relatives to prevent him from causing further harm to himself. The source also revealed that he was subsequently rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“It was the efforts of his relative present at the time of the incident that overpowered him before he was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

“He said he was tired of everything. He said he had not been able to face his parents and family members after going to school for five years without any result to show for it.

“He could not get a job because they kept asking him to provide his certificate. He said any time he met those who could help him get a job, they would tell him to wait for his result. He was just fed up with the whole thing and became frustrated that his future was on hold.”

Responding to enquiry, the institution’s Head of Corporate Communications and Protocol, Mike Aladenika, said the students affected by certificate and result issues might have had issues with some courses during their time in school.

“If you had graduated and done all you were asked to do while you were a student, you would not have problems with your results. Some of the students who did not take cognizance of the deficiencies they had with their courses are the ones facing these challenges,” Aladenika stated.

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