Adegoke Adeyemi, a student of Offa Grammar School in Kwara state, has reportedly committed suicide over shame of repeating class after he failed his promotion exam.
It is understood that the 17-year-old failed his promotion exam from SS 1 to SS 2 and was asked to repeat the class.
The state police spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the student’s death in a statement on Wednesday night.
“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,” it read.
“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.”