EBSU exonerates institution, lecturer from students’ death

Ebonyi state University(EBSU) Abakaliki Monday exonerated the institution and a lecturer, Dr. Enyi from the death of its student, late Favour Ugwuka.

Ugwuka in a viral video on social media was said to have committed suicide following alleged frustration from one of his lecturer Dr. Enyi, whom she claimed failed in a particular course.

But in a press briefing lead by the Vice Chancellor(V.C) of the University Prof. Chigizie Ogbu at the permanent site of the institution, he opined that the content on the social media was false.

He noted that the deceased never approached the school authorities as there are ways to handle such matter if it were true.

“The university has a system where if after exams, if a student feels that he or she is marked down or that the Lecturer is victimizing him or her, he has a record as to what to do.

“When a student is confident that a Lecturer has deliberately marked him or her down, and that she is sure that she passed the exam, what the student does is to complain to the HOD or Dean and deserve to request for re-mark which will be sent to the Vice Chancellor’s office and it is usually send to another university to re-mark and let us know. Some of them on very rare occasion, has returned positive and whatever the student gets here is usually what he gets from the other university after the re-mark and that is the process.

“If at the last exam and the late student felt that she was marked down by the Lecturer, she would have complained to the Dean and ask for re-marking and the paper would have been sent to another place for re-marking. But from what is seen, it’s not that the student deserves to pass and she didn’t pass and from the record, you will find out that this is not the only course that she didn’t pass”.

Also, the Dean Faculty of Humanities, Professor Ngozi Emeka Nwobia x-rayed the performance of the deceased student and said,

“I have the certify true copy of the results of Ugwuka Favour Chinonye with the registration number; EBSU/2018/89726 for the department of English Language and Literature who registered in the year 2018/2019 and that is her 1st year.
In the 1st Semester, she offered 9 courses out of which she failed 3 courses and had a CGP of 1.78. 2nd semester 1st year, she took 8 courses. Out of the 8 courses, she failed 2 and had a CGP of 1.75 thereby having a sessional CGP of 1.76.

“In 2019/2020 which is her 2nd year, she registered a total of 10 courses and out of the 10 courses, Out of these 10 courses, she was absent in 2 courses; Intermediate English Composition (ENG 215) and Philosophy and Logic(GST 102). She was absent in the 2 courses. Out of the 8 she wrote, she failed 2. She had a GP of 1.41 in that 1st semester. In her 2nd semester, she registered 10 courses. Out of the the 10 courses, she failed 4 and had a CGP of 1.82. Total CGP in her 2nd year is 1.62.

“In her 1st semester 3rd year; 2020/2021, she took a total of 10 courses and failed History of English Language (ENG 201). She also failed Advanced English Syntax(ENG 313) and African Heroic Literature (ENG 325 ) and she made a CGP of 1.83.

“In the year 2021/2022, she took a total of 11 courses and failed two courses making a GP of 1.83. In 2nd semester, she failed 4 courses making a GP of 1.18. Total CGP for the session -1.52.

“In her extra year, 2022/2023, she registered a total of 6 courses in 1st semester. Out of the 6 courses, she passed all. In 2nd semester, she registered a total of 6 courses and failed 1 out of the 6 courses giving her a CGP of 2.84

“After the extra year, she outstanding courses; ENG 224, ENG 416,;ENG 422. The bone of contention is ENG 416. In 2021, she scored 40 which is fail. She took it the 2nd time in 2022/2023 and had 21 which is also fail”.