PLASU Student Attempt Suicide Over Failed Exam

A 400 level student of Sociology in the Plateau State
University, PLASU, Bokkos on Wednesday attempted to
commit suicide but for the timely discovery of his
colleagues who rushed him to a hospital in Bokkos town.
The student whose name could not be ascertained at the
time of this report was said to have been on probation and
was subsequently issued a withdrawal letter as he could
not meet up with the required points before graduation.
The institution’s Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Goselle Lar
confirmed the incident to Vanguard in Jos saying, “early
this morning, I got a call that a student drank poison
yesterday obviously in an attempt to end his life.
“When we checked, we discovered that he is a 400 level
student of Sociology who was on probation and was
subsequently issued a withdrawal letter. He could not
cope with the news, but I said, this is not the end of life,
he could try another thing not ending his life.
“Thank God his colleagues found him on time and rushed
him to the hospital in Bokkos town. We are going there to
see him and I know the Senate would know about his
case.”
Meanwhile, a female student of the institution who just
concluded her presentation in her department slumped
and was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead
before any help could be rendered, Lar also confirmed the
incident and the Vice-Chancellor of the institution,
Professor Doknan Sheni expressed sadness over the
incidents.
In another development, the Vice-Chancellor of the
institution, Professor Doknan Sheni has said he will
partner with relevant student bodies to fight the menace
of illicit drug consumption among students in universities
across the African continent.
Sheni said this yesterday when the African Students Union
Parliament, ASUP, a body of students in universities
across countries in the continent gave him a Pan-African
award for Excellence.
The students through their Speaker, Kewul Abel from
Ghana intimated the VC that the body is concerned about
the high rate of illicit drug consumption in campuses in
the continent saying the trend does not augur well for the
future of youths in Africa.
According to him, “our activities include quest for
improved leadership, campaign against drug (cough
syrup) abuse among students of higher institutions in
Africa which all students and youth bodies in Africa are
mandated to engage in which was successfully flagged
off at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.”
The students appealed to the award recipient to assist the
students in their quest to improve the lot of student in
African higher institutions.

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