17-year-old student commits suicide for failing promotional exams in Kwara

NEWS DIGEST – A 17-year-old student of Offa Grammar School, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, identified as Adegoke Adeyemi, has reportedly committed suicide as a result of his failure to gain promotion to the next class in his school.

Adegoke, who was found hanging on a tree, according to police sources, decided to take his life because of his failure to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS2.

Punch Newspaper gathered that the Senior Secondary School student was asked to repeat the class but was ashamed and hence decided to take his life.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the development in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday night.

He said, “The victim who was later identified as Adegoke Adeyemi ‘M’ aged 17years, a student of Offa grammar school, who was believed to have hanged himself as a result of his failure to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS 2, which necessitated his being asked to repeat the class.

“Information was recieved by the Divisional Police Officer, Offa, at about 15:34hours of 2/8/2022 to the effect that, a boy’s lifeless body was seen hanging on a tree behind Ariya garden hotel, Offa. A team of police men from the Divisional headquarters was swiftly drafted to the scene.

“The corpse of the deceased student was removed from a tree behind Ariya Garden Hotel, Offa, by a team of policemen from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa, at about 15.34hours on Tuesday.

“The corpse was taken to the Offa General Hospital for autopsy, while an investigation has been launched into the matter.”

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