I Have No Hand In Death Of Student Who Committed Suicide After Failing My Course – Ebonyi Varsity Lecturer

A lecturer at the Ebonyi State University, Prof. Amechi Enyi has stated that he has no hands in the death of a final year student of the school, Miss Favour Ugwuka.

Recall that Favour was rumoured to have committed suicide after repeatedly failing a course handled by the lecturer.

An online video saw a woman said to be the deceased mother, blaming the lecturer for making her daughter commit suicide.

According to her claims, Favour who was a final year student in the Department of English passed all her courses but repeatedly failed a particular course, whose lecturer had vowed she would never pass.

According to the woman, who was seen lamenting in the video, “Dr. Enyi said he is the best, that nobody can teach like him. He should come and carry my daughter who has committed suicide.”

However, the professor in the Department of English while answering questions from journalists, on Friday, in Abakaliki, denied having a hand in her death.

The lecturer who said that he was shocked to hear about her death, stated that it was incorrect to adduce that her death was related to academic activities.

“ It is unfortunate, it is quite unfortunate that the girl ended the way she did. I was shocked when I heard the news.

“It is not true that her death is related to an academic issue, I don’t see how somebody who was not victimized, someone who failed an exam would decide to take her own life. So, the first question one should ask in this circumstance should be, was she victimized?

“And of course, you know that she may not have been the only person who wrote the exam and some [other] people may have failed also, so it is not true and, really that was my first reaction. How could she have decided to take her own life, that is if she took her life?

“How could she have decided to take her own life when she was not victimised in the exam?,” he queried.

Enyi, who claimed he was threatened by the deceased mother several times before the incident, said the Question Paper to the last examination of the course (English Statistics), revealed the late student merely copied down three questions.

“Yes, I got to know about this student in February 2024 after we had uploaded our second-semester results. The results were already approved by the school because before we uploaded results so that students could have access to the results, the school management would have approved the results.

“So the mother called me one night, she said that I was witch-hunting her daughter, that how could her daughter have passed all other courses only to fail my course?

“And when I tried to explain to her the procedure of ascertaining such an accusation, she refused to listen then I had no choice but to disconnect the call.

“And I didn’t dwell further on it because the university has a process for handling such matters. According to the university rules, the examination does not belong to the lecturer, we had submitted the results, the student scripts, the questions, and the marking scheme. So, all these are the property of the university and they are all verifiable.

“So, if anyone feels aggrieved, the process of recalling the papers is there. And what such an aggrieved person needs to do is not threaten my life, telling me that she is from Nsukka and that I will be dealt with,” he said.

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