One Precious Ogbeide has attempted to kill himself over the refusal of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, to release his results.
According to report, the institution has withheld his result and that of several other students since they graduated from school in 2018.
The parents of Ogbeide disclosed that he had fallen into depression due to the problems he was encountering in getting his result after spending five years in the school.
The parents said the issue made him resort to stabbing himself with pieces of a bottle he had broken.
Some aggrieved students of the school had bemoaned the inability to obtain their degree results after spending five years undergoing the programme, claiming that the situation had left them despondent and troubled..
According to them, they are facing an uncertain and bleak future as a result of the development.
The aggrieved students stated that the tertiary 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 Monday’s incident, said 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” Punch quoted the source as saying.
“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 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.”
Meanwhile, the school, through the Head of Corporate Communications and Protocol, Mike Aladenika, had Punch 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.
“Some of the students who did not take cognizance of the deficiencies they had with their courses are the ones facing these challenges,” Aladenika stated