Withheld Results: Ambrose Ali University Graduate Attempts Suicide (Photo)
Ambrose Ali University graduate has attempted suicide over his withheld results.
A graduate of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, identified as Precious Ogbeide, has attempted suicide after the institution allegedly refused to issue him his results since he graduated in 2018.
The Punch reports that Ogbeide, who has been battling depression due to the withdrawn results, stabbed himself with pieces of broken bottle on Monday, September 25, 2023.
Some aggrieved students of the university have also lamented the inability to receive their degree results after spending five years in the tertiary institution.
The aggrieved students said that the institution had been promising them that the backlog of results would be cleared and students who were yet to be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps scheme would be settled.
However, a source, who was privy to incident, told the publication that Ogbeide became frustrated and decided to end his life over the matter.
“I received a call at about 3:30 pm on Monday that Ogbeinde had been rushed to the hospital. I was told he had been showing signs of depression and that they had tried to help in every possible way they could,” the source said.
“The mother told me that he just stood up all of a sudden with a bottle and smashed it on the floor. They told me it was a slip. But he started to pierce his neck and body with the pieces of the broken bottle
“It was the efforts of his relative present at the time of the incident that overpowered him before he was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment
“He said he was tired of everything. He said he had not been able to face his parents and family members after going to school for five years without any result to show for it
“He could not get a job because they kept asking him to provide his certificate. He said any time he met those who could help him get a job, they would tell him to wait for his result. He was just fed up with the whole thing and became frustrated that his future was on hold,” the source added.
Meanwhile, the school, through the Head of Corporate Communications and Protocol, Mike Aladenika, told the publication that the students affected by certificate and result issues might have had issues with some courses during their time in school.
“If you had graduated and done all you were asked to do while you were a student, you would not have problems with your results,” Aladenike stated.
“Some of the students who did not take cognizance of the deficiencies they had with their courses are the ones facing these challenges.”