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Pathetic Story Of OAU Final Year Student Who Committed Suicide Over Multiple Carry Overs

final oau student commits suicide multiple carry overs

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo

Pathetic Story Of OAU Final Year Student Who Committed Suicide Over Multiple Carry Overs

A final year student of OAU, Ile Ife Osun state, Grace Opeyemi, who allegedly committed suicide when she found time she might not graduate with her coursemates.

A course mate of the deceased at the Department of English in the institution, who preferred anonymity, told PUNCH Metro on Sunday that early in July, Grace attempted suicide but was unsuccessful.

She added that the late student was rushed to the OAU Health Centre on Friday after taking Sniper, but was referred to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the OAU Teaching Hospital, where she died.

Another course mate of the deceased, Adekola Oluwasetan, said Grace was a poet and wrote many poems, especially on depression.

She stated;

“I am not particularly close to her. I only knew her through some of her literary works. Most of her works in poem and prose were on depression.

“To me, she acted against what she preached in most of her works. I also do not believe that she died as a result of poor academic results alone.

“Her original course mates graduated last session and she could not, because she failed 12 special electives and five core courses.

“She took the papers again but she failed some of them for the second time; that is the reason I believe that her action was as a result of depression.”



  1. Fifelomo

    August 5, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    When there’s life hope is certain. Its a pity, rip girl.

  2. Gina Udeh

    August 5, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Too bad girl it should have ended this way. God will judge u like all murderers

  3. Omoluabi

    August 5, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Why wouldn’t she commit suicide, OAU is not a school for teenagers. Her parents supposed to be blamed. They help through backdoor to secure them o levels from the private schools or secure special center to cheat and have good grades. They forgot to realise university does not give room for that especially highly rated ones.

  4. Iniyezo Deborah

    August 5, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    My dear when there’s life there’s is hope.this you do is too bad.

  5. Stanley C A

    August 5, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    What do you expect, when both public and private sectors of the economy have subjected THIRD CLASS HONOURS to perpetual ridicule? Holders obviously, have lost that sense of belonging as a result. They (public and private sectors) are ignorant of the system of Education in Nigeria particularly, the Higher Institutions. This is one of the causes of the palpable mediocrity of today because, appearance of a paper speaks volumes than its bearer. However, suicide is not a panacea to the problem. I know it is not an easy shot because, it is not easy with me, seeing a job you are more qualified to do and told, it is for FIRST AND SECOND CLASSES HONOURS. Should i, because of that, commit suicide? God forbid.

  6. Genesis George

    August 5, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    You have a better alternative, which is Jesus Christ than to end your life this way!!
    Only God knows why
    I pray your soul RIP

  7. bimbo

    August 5, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    omoluabi or whatever u call your self how did u know she went through the back door were u there
    you came on this page to vomit rubbish if u don’t have anything to say go and look for house maid job


    August 6, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    people should know that suicide is not the best solution to any challenges,Jesus Christ is the only one to give you hope that tomorrow will be greater,DID U KNOW HIM?

    • yemi

      August 6, 2019 at 7:28 PM

      Its quite a pity, and a great loss to her entire family.

  9. Afolabi Zion

    August 6, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    GOD this is getting too much. Suicide has now gradually become a way of life or solution to solving people’s problem and way of showing d world that they a hurt. The todays youths see failure as a taboo. But how did we get here in d first place ? God the current Nigerian youths need your help.
    Say No To Suicide !!!!!!!!

  10. Mrs modupe Amudipe

    August 6, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    May her rest in peace. Government should find something done with all these situations that lead to commiting suicide especially among students. As a mother I felt the pain, I pray that God will console her mother.

  11. omosowame

    August 6, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    I wish you all could understand her, I almost did,but I just thought, that everything is for me, not for friends, nor family, I need to make something out of this bad situation,
    now I work on the street,feed from it, and not happy tho,but I will rather go in dirty and come out clean on the other side, but I might pay the price for it dearly than to commit sucide.

  12. omolabake Agunbiade

    August 7, 2019 at 6:23 AM

    Taking her life is not the best option. It seems to me that she was a brilliant student if she was a poet . She really do not understand what God had for her she thought that was the end of life. Anyway,I felt the same way when all my friends graduated from OAU and I had to stay back in school take the classes again. OAU can be very frustrating but they are training to be the best. Any time I look back today, I give God the praise for what I am today for his mercies in my life. Please when you are facing challengies know they are times for you to be strong and hold on tight unto God because you don’t know what God has for you. Killing yourself is not the solution

  13. Michael

    August 7, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    am sad. she should have been strong enough

  14. Samadora

    August 7, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    Oh my God, may her gentle soul rest in prefect peace. I wish she was still alive for me to tell her that, i spent five years after my normal year of graduation because if just one credit unit. Its well because am not where i want to be but right now, i give jobs to people, Only God can do it l. so anyone contemplating suicide just know that its not an option for children of God, just hold on a little longer your breakthrough may just be by the corner

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