NDU medical student who committed suicide was asked to withdraw from school before taken own life
Reports of a 300 level medical student of the Niger Delta University, NDU, identified as Uzakah Timi Ebiweni who committed suicide after failing to pass his examination went viral yesterday, new reports have revealed what pushed the young man to giving up on life.
Uzakah Timi Ebiweni who took the decision to end it all Yesterday gave hints about his own demise via his WhatsApp stories.
Timi initially posted candlelight and then changing it to the picture of a candle with its light blown off.
According to Niger Delta University, NDU’s Public Relation Officer, Ndoni Ingezi, who confirmed the incident with newsmen, Eniweni’s body has been recovered and deposited at the Sabageria mortuary.
He said the student might have resorted to suicide after news that he was part of 22 students shortlisted to be withdrawn from the college.
He said, “You know it is a general practice that every student pass the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery exams before progressing to the next level of academic pursuit.
“But Ebiweni and 21 others failed beyond the level that they could be placed on academic probation for another academic year so they had to be withdrawn.
“So in their usual practice, they do not break the news to the students until they are invited for counselling.
“When Ebiweni was counselled and informed about the fact that he will be withdrawn from college, on that day, he accepted the decision of the college in good fate and left.
“Only to for the University to hear afterwards that the young man took his own life.”