YABATECH: Female student who attempted suicide is alive and responding to treatment




The Deputy Registrar, Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, Joe Ejiofor, has confirmed that the national diploma (ND) 1 Marketing student of the institution who was said to have attempted suicide is alive and responding well to treatment.


The 18years old student identified as Destiny was allegedly caught for examination malpractice on Wednesday, February 8, during the institution’s ongoing second-semester examination.


The student, who was also said to have just been dumped by her boyfriend after having an abortion for him, allegedly slipped into depression, went to her hostel, and drank insecticide.

One of her roommates who saw her drinking the substance ran out and raised an alarm.


The head of Public Relations of YABATECH, Mr. Ejiofor told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, February 10, that the college management led by Ag Rector, Uduak Inyang-Udoh, Dean of Students, and Tunji Balogun visited and confirmed her state.


Mr. Ejiofor said that although the young girl drank some chemical substance presumed to be sniper, she was rescued following an alarm raised by her roommate on Wednesday.


This is to inform the college community and the general public that there is no iota of truth in the rumor going around that Destiny, the ND1 Marketing student who attempted suicide, has died. He said.


“The College management has visited her and we can authoritatively say that she’s alive, and responding well to treatment her parents have been contacted and they are with her in the hospital. Her roommate who saw her taking the substance raised alarm and she was quickly taken to the College Medical Centre where she was attended to and stabilized by the Medical Director, Dr. Tunde Nubi, and his team.” He added.


The Deputy registrar who condemned the act expressed worry as to why such a young girl would want to take her life.

“But I can tell you that the reason is not related to the news flying around that she was apprehended for exam malpractice or that she was jilted by her boyfriend. In a campus environment like ours, suicide is a major public health concern.”


He said when a student dies by suicide, the effects are felt not only by immediate family, relations, and friends but by the college community at large.


“As responsible and responsive management, we try as much as possible to guard against such evil acts through a series of orientation programs organized for students in the course of their studies,” Ejiofor said.


He declared that no matter the circumstances and situation anyone finds him or herself, suicide should never be an option.



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