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Suicide Over Exam Failure: Ebonyi varsity releases student’s academic record, clears lecturer


The Ebonyi State University has pronounced Prof. Amaechi Enyi , the lecturer fingered in the death of a student, Favour Ugwuka, who allegedly committed suicide for repeatedly failing his course, as not guilty of the allegation.

This is even as the xchool released the academic record of the student, showing she had problems in many courses from her year one to final year.

Favour, a final year student in the Department of English Language in the university, reportedly committed suicide recently after failing English 416.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Ogbu Chigozie, who expressed his dismay over the drastic action of Favour, sympathised with her family.

The VC said, the university has a system where if after examinations a student feels that he or she is marked down by a lecturer, and if the student is confident of what he or she wrote in examination and feels the lecturer deliberately marked him/her down, the student can call for his/her script for a re-mark which would be sent to the Vice Chancellor’s office.

The VC added, “we have our Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee and if any lecturer is found vitimising a student, such lecturer will definitely be sanctioned and called to order and the School Management in collaboration with the security agencies are still investigating the incident.

The Dean, Faculty of Humanities at the university, Professor Ngozi Emeka Nwobia, who has released Favour’s academic status to the school, disclosed that the late student failed many courses from her first year to her final year with full details.

She said, “I have the certified true copy of the results of Ugwuka Favour Chinonye with the registration number; EBSU/2018/89726, for the Department of English Language and Literature who registered in the year 2018/2019 and that is her 1st year.

“In the 1st Semester, she offered nine courses, out of which she failed three courses and had a CGPA of 1.78. 2nd semester 1st year, she took eight courses. Out of the eight courses, she failed two and had a CGPA of 1.75, thereby having a sessional CGPA of 1.76.

In 2019/2020 which is her 2nd year, she registered for a total of 10 courses and out of the 10 courses, she was absent in two courses; Intermediate English Composition (ENG 215) and Philosophy and Logic (GST 102). Out of the eight she wrote, she failed two. She had a GP of 1.41 in that 1st semester. In her 2nd semester, she registered for 10 courses. Out of the 10 courses, she failed four and had a CGPA of 1.82. Total CGP in her 2nd year is 1.62.

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