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Update on Timi Ebiweni, the 300-level NDU medical student who committed suicide over exam failure

We reported yesterday that a 300 level medical student of the Niger Delta University, NDU, identified as Uzakah Timi Ebiweni committed suicide after failing to pass his examination.

It was reported that Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, took the decision to end it all today, after failing his MBBS exams, but gave hints via his WhatsApp stories.

He initially posted candlelight and then changing it to the picture of a candle with its light blown off.

It has been gathered that a few hours after Ebiweni’s incident, another student attempted to kill himself by running into a fast-moving commercial motorcycle but was immediately rescued by students.

He was said to have initially posted a candlelight image and later changed it to the picture of a candle with its light blown out.

The school Public Relation Officer, Ndoni Ingezi, who confirmed the incident with PunchNg stated that 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He said the student might have resorted to suicide after news that he was part of 22 students shortlisted to be withdrawn from the college.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.

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“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failed beyond the level that they could be placed on academic probation for another academic year so they had to be withdrawn.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“When Ebiweni was counselled and informed about the fact that he will be withdrawn from college, on that day, he accepted the decision of the college in good fate and left.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.”


Iyanu Sunkanmi

Iyanuoluwa is an Engineering graduate cum author at Kemi Filani News. Writing is something I enjoy doing alongside my Engineering tasks for the day! Email: [email protected]

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