A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), identified as Ephraim Imaghodora has reportedly committed suicide over his poor academic performances.
It was learnt that the student, who was a student of the Department of Actuarial Science, died after he fell down from the stairs of the Faculty of Arts.
Confirming the incident, UNIBEN Public Relations Officer, Michael Osasuyi, in an interview with newsmen, said: “It is unfortunate that something like this has happened at the University.
“We feel so pained to hear the news that a student fell from the second floor of the faculty building”.
“The parents have been informed, and the university is trying to unravel the mystery behind the incident and ascertain if it was actually a suicide attempt.
“There are many accounts of the incident, but the university, with the help of the police, will find out what actually happened.
“The school has frowned against suicide attempt by students; no condition is worth committing suicide.
“Information reaching us was that the student was spilling, had two carry-over papers to write. He was supposed to write one on a fateful day.
“It may not be the issue of carry-over because they are many spillover students too,’’ Osasuyi said.
He said that thorough investigations will be carried out by the police to a certain the true cause of death.