The management of obafemi awolowo university ile-ife has caution students not to take their lifes over academic failure or any other form of depressions
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju gave this advise in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife while reacting to the death of a student who reportedly committed suicide over depression
He added that failure in life go beyond academic performance.
DAILY GIST had reported that Emmanuel Adedeji, a 200-level student of Management and Accounting of the University, committed suicide at the school premises
Olanrewaju asserted that people failed in different human endeavours, noting that whenever such happened, taking one’s life should not be the next thing.
“So, whether you are wealthy, in middle or lower class of the society, individuals have different challenges in life,” he said.
The university image maker admonished people to take things easy, saying that excellence in academic performance does not mean that one would make it in life.
“And failure academically doesn’t mean that things would not go well with such a person in the future.
“Dropping out of school doesn’t mean total failure in one’s life time. Dangote is not a professor, but the richest man in Africa.
“To the Glory of God, President Muhammadu Buhari failed three times, to clinch the job. But when he contested the fourth time, he won; now running his second term.
“President Joe Biden of USA had so many matrimonial calamities; lost a son, a wife, but today he is the President of USA,” the PRO explained.
Olarewaju advised all and sundry not to write themselves off and contemplate suicide.