BUK female student commits suicide over failed course

A female student of the Bayero University Kano, has committed suicide after she failed to register for an elective course.

The late Sarah Imoleaya

Ighidabo, who was in the Department of Library Science, Faculty of Education in the institution, in a suicide note she left behind, noted that she could not apply for a course suspension because her academics was all she lived for.

According to information, the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State born lady, had failed the elective course unit in the Faculty of Sciences after missing examinations and was made to repeat the course.

But she missed the registration for the elective course, which meant that she was not enrolled for the course during the semester and had to retake the course next year, but instead of waiting for the extra year to sit for the examination, she took her own life by drinking a poisonous insecticide suspected to be Sniper.

The incident happened on Thursday May 12, 2016, when she went to the faculty’s office to see if anything could be done about her case, but found out that it was too late to make any amends.

She was said to have become restless, left the office in a hurry and descended the stairs to where she had kept her bag. She then wrote a suicide note and brought out the container of the insecticide and drank from it.

She also left her mobile phone, charger, the suicide note, her bag and the container under the staircase and returned to the office where she allegedly collapsed and was rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), where she was confirmed dead.

A source in the Computer Science Department told Daily Trust that as soon as Ighidabo was told that her registration for the course was incomplete due to late registration, she left the office without talking to anybody.

The source added that it seemed the student had already planned the suicide even before she encountered some challenges in the process of her registration.

“She drank the insecticide  under the staircase and left the container, her handbag, phone charger and other belongings in a hidden corner.

When she returned to the office, she began to complain of a chest pain and, in no time, she lost her consciousness. She was then rushed to the university clinic.

But the problem was beyond the university clinic and she was taken to AKTH (Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital) and that was where she died,” the source said.

By the time the news of her death filtered out, the empty container of the Sniper, her handbag, registration forms, bank payment receipts, suicide note and phone charger were discovered by some students under the staircase.

This is the suicide note the deceased left:

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