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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Benue State University student dies after he's withdrawn from medical school after spending 10yrs

His name is Idoko Nicholas Inalegwu and he was a medical student of Benue State University, Makurdi. He died recently in an unexplained accident. His friends think he committed suicide because he had fallen into heavy depression after receiving news of his withdrawal from medical school after spending 10 years.

According to Benue.com, after the student died, medical students of the school took his coffin and deposited it at the office of the vice chancellor in protest, blaming the school's action for his death. See the photos after the cut...



Idoko was withdrawn for failing a haphazardly organised resit exam that has bedevilled medical students in the institution over the years.

Speaking under anonymity in a telephone conversation, one of the students said they believe that Idoko took his own life because he couldn’t bear the news that his 10 years in medical was in vain.
“He had been talking about it, that he wish he died a painless death. The school have finished him. There is no where in the world that a medical student is withdrawn after spending 10 years.” He said.
Coffin at the VC's office
According to Benue.com, the students had complained about the manner in which exams were conducted, where resit exams were prolonged for up to one whole year as against the stipulated six weeks, with no efforts to engage the students.

After spending 12 years without graduation, that many of the students in the medical school have become disillusioned,  frustrated, depressed and some have attempted suicide due to the stagnation and irregularities but the school management was continuously adamant about the psychological effects of their long stay in medical school.

The students, after an altercation at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital mortuary, obtained the coffin of their dead colleague, marched to the VC’s office, vowing not to leave until their grievances which bother around the haphazard conduct of exams, manipulation of results, withdrawals and accreditation, are resolved.

The students this morning, blocked the Gboko-Makurdi Highway causing a congestion of traffic. They also burned tyres, carrying placards demanding that their Vice Chancellor address them. They accused the VC and provost of paying a deaf ear to the predicaments of the medical students in the school over the years.

Source: Benue.com

133 comments:

Unknown said...

Hmmm! May his soul RIP

Unknown said...

Sad story.

Unknown said...

Too bad, RIP 2 him

Unknown said...

Too bad, RIP 2 him

G. Babes said...

So sad!

ary said...

And they still want to reduce JAMB scores to 180! Our educational system is sh*t and that is what we need to fix not the JAMB score. Rest his soul.

shescute said...

My school my school,hehehehehehehehehe it's about that time

Unknown said...

Eyaaaaa wat a pity,after 10yrs.hmmmmmm

Unknown said...

So sad! After rigorous reading and med school stress, quite unfortunate a life had to go for it.

Unknown said...

Mhen.. Our education system needs total reshuffling.. Fucked up...

Omakoji Agahiu said...

This is really sad. As a doctor, I can imagine what these students are passing through. Merely spending six years in med school is hard, talk more of 10 years without an idea of when to graduate. So sad

Mihearty said...

Very painful and frustrating. May his soul rest on

Unknown said...

There is more to life than dat nxt time ok


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Lewis said...

Nawa o

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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RIP.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

LA' SUNSHINE said...

I got scared for a moment o I have one idoko that have been reading medicine in dat since we left second sch dnt kno howfa with him.it is well may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Unknown said...

Suicide was never an option in such situation....Rest in peace!

Unknown said...

Fine boy.. Why nowwwww?! Rip

Unknown said...

So sad that he couldn't bear it

Unknown said...

May his soul rest in peace. It seems dis benue university is not a good school.

Unknown said...

Useless sch. D vc should eat d dead body. Rip guy

Unknown said...

So painful

Unknown said...

Nigeria frustration, so sad.

Anonymous said...

BSU n their wahala of frustrating there students thou. It's well.

Anonymous said...

That's the plight of most nigerian students. This just one out of many. Visit some hostels, you, you will pity nigeria students. The irregularities from the academic and non academic staff in most nigerian universities is untold.

afrofabchic said...

As a medical doctor who went through medical school in Africa, I'm pissed!!!! I wish someone had gotten to him sooner n encouraged him. May God help us all. The system will not win. We shall overcome.

Unknown said...

Dats really bad

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dats heartbreaking. It is well o

Gentleharry said...

RIP

AC£S said...

Oh no

berry said...

Am glad dis dint happen on a week day, my office is jst opppsite here and ds students can b violent. RIP to the deceased

Unknown said...

Kai! So painful. Buh u shuldnt have taken ur own life. RIP

Unknown said...

Handsome man just die like dt..may God grant his family & friends d heart 2 bear dz pain

olatunolas blog said...

haba now after 10 years....our school system is wack.they should have advised him to withdraw since why after 10 years......he wasted a decade for what?

Anonymous said...

So sad. I wish he didn't do it. All these Nigerian lecturers frustrating students, God is watching you all. How can someone spend ten years in Medical school? Our system is just too broken. God is not going to come down and help us. The entire educational sector needs to be revamped. This is getting out of hand. The government have decided to steal and just do nothing else. RIP to your family and friends. May the people who refused to let you succeed in life never have peace.

Unknown said...

Nawa oo what a painful way to die... in peace may his soul rest.

Unknown said...

Nawa oo what a painful way to die... in peace may his soul rest.

Unknown said...

Nawa oo what a painful way to die... in peace may his soul rest.

Unknown said...

This is so pathetic.........

Anonymous said...

It's a pity... this unfortunate situation is real in our Nigerian universities. But early years in school should start informing our kids that they can also be many things other than Doctors pls.
I couldn't get Medicine in UNN after trying 3 times it was either UNN or nothing, it affected me till I got admission to read Veterinary which I did succesfully,i also went on to do a 2nd degree in another university to read Economics now I work in a financial organization. I shared dis short story so pple will know dat if Medicine is now working change course and move on!

Chuks .Chinyere(jj) said...

This is jus bad.. School in Nigeria is just ....mtcheww.... Jus not it!!they make shit hard.. Too hard

Unknown said...

Very sad.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but the real problem is the young man. When you see a path failing, please try something else!! 10 years would have been enough to do another 4 year course in another school, 2 year masters, 1 year service, 3 year working experience. Please my dear BVS, Once something isnt working, try something else. Recently, people have been killing themselves because, "nobody appreciates me" "no one notices me" "no one patronise me" "no one loves me" please love yourself! Try something else

Anonymous said...

Its so sad,thank God I didn't have to continue with medicine in dat school.I have neva in my life seen a school dat careless about deir student.dey can't graduate a medical student yet dey are advertising medical department.now see?if not dat dis boy died,d rest of d student would have kept quiet.so bad.its about time we youth speak out.we shouldn't swallow everything please.RIP TO THE DEAD.

Gabby said...

Life is full of ups and downs only the strong survive.. RIP to him..

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Unknown said...

10years ke? That's hard to take


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KC said...

So sad... Educational system in Nigeria... His voice is speaking even in death... RIP...

Anonymous said...

horrible, and very sad

Unknown said...

Too bad and a wrong decision.

May his soul RIP

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Anonymous said...

I spent 11years to graduate as a medical doctor...Nigeria is a useless nation , there is no where in the world student stays that long studying BS...

Igoche said...

When two sad incidences follow each other, negative assumptions are common place (especially when the victim is deceased as confirmations become impossible)... I've not been able to verify his withdrawal and i can't argue that he wasn't depressed at the time. what i can say with total conviction is that he wasn't suicidal in anyway. ID has other plans for his life and had even contemplated an exit from the medical school at some point but i and some other of his friends had encouraged him to stay back. part of the reason he even wanted to come over to Abuja with me on thursday morning was cos of a business project he was starting in Abuja.

Mr. Stretch said...

What a shame on the university authorities!! If this is true!!

Unknown said...

People abeg, lets all consider our loved ones. Suicide has never solved any problem. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

People abeg, lets all consider our loved ones. Suicide has never solved any problem. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

People abeg, lets all consider our loved ones. Suicide has never solved any problem. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Some schools eeehhh

SWILL MARTIN said...

Jeeeeez

Unknown said...

Na wa oooo after 10yrs paying school fees. Is bad joor. But taking ur own life is bad bcos now he can't make heaven

Manuel Kunmi said...

Hmmmmmmmmn Nawa ooo

BLOGBRITY Souvenirs 07087592146 said...

May God Punish the Lecturer of that haphazard Exam....... All their Kids are in better universities in UK. They will not allow us to manage our state school graduate and start d hustle with other graduates..... Heartless leaders. RIP IDOKO

Anonymous said...

Country called Nigeria is a killer Demon the aerier we dissolve this blood sucking marriage will be better for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Country called Nigeria is a killer Demon the aerier we dissolve this blood sucking marriage will be better for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Country called Nigeria is a killer Demon the aerier we dissolve this blood sucking marriage will be better for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Country called Nigeria is a killer Demon the aerier we dissolve this blood sucking marriage will be better for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Country called Nigeria is a killer Demon the aerier we dissolve this blood sucking marriage will be better for everyone.

Unknown said...

Dats d situation in our country,Esut students where withdrawn from school most of them in there final year,due to one stupid school politics,and Efcc had to come in,bt where bribed out,almost 545 final students sent out after spending four years,some parents had two children affected after spending there Life savings and d vcs are there looting d skul funds and a public institution paying as high as 130k for fees,#Esut#westillwantjustice#2008-2012set, should be called bk,google ds news and u will find it,some parents are suffering from high blood pressure cuz their wards can't go back to skul,

Unknown said...

God will punish that v.c

Unknown said...

Very painful but suicide shouldn't be an option cos ur going to hell for taking a precious life from God! Smh



It's cold it's cold

Anonymous said...

Linda please take down this story. The family sees this and you are not telling the truth, he did not commit suicide.

Anonymous said...

So sad

Unknown said...

Too bad

Bold Kid said...

This is a real issue in BSU. I know folks who hv bnn dere before i entered the university n out now. Sad shii

APPLE said...

Oh dear, so sad. R.I.P

seyi crown said...

Yehya RIP

Femimexican said...

Too sad. Y commit suicide now?

Femimexican said...

Too sad. Y commit suicide now?

Diary of a Naija mom said...

Oh no! His soul rest in peace.




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Anonymous said...

I DONT BLAME THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES FOR WITHDRAWING HIM FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL SHA BECAUSE IF YOU ARE NOT A GOOD MEDICAL DOCTOR, YOU CAN ENDANGER PEOPLE'S LIVES IN FUTURE. NO SENTIMENTS ATTACHED. IF YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE LET'S JUST MANAGE AND PASS HIM. IF IT IS OTHER COURSES, IT IS OK BUT NOT COURSES THAT RELATE TO HEALTH AND HUMAN LIVES. FOR EXAMPLE, IF IT IS POLITICAL SCIENCE OR ECONOMICS IT IS OK BECAUSE HE CAN STILL LEARN MORE ABOUT POLITICS AND ECONOMICS ON HIS OWN AFTER GRADUATION BUT NOT MEDICAL SCIENCE

Unknown said...

Devilish people dt call dem self school authority alws tormenting student.....make dem kuku ma eat the corpse na

Anonymous said...

Linda,

You need to apologize to the family of this young man in a new article. He did not commit suicide, he died in a car accident.

Please verify from his family before posting such.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Linda, the family will sue the sources who are spreading this news around the people who spoke with you and Benue.com.ng (they have been identified). Please take this down so the family can mourn their son in private please. I understand you are playing your part to start the conversation about what goes on in our schools but please not with a story like this that can devastate his siblings and parents please.

Anonymous said...

SAD SAD SAD! The things some people go through in school ehn! Something has to be done about it o!

Anonymous said...

THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST PASSED HIM WITH AN HONOURARY DEGREE OR SWITCH HIM TO ANOTHER RELATED COURSE LIKE BIOCHEMISTRY, PHYSICS ETC TO START FROM 200 OR 300 LEVEL INSTEAD OF JUST WITHDRAWING HIM COMPLETELY FROM THE SCHOOL.

Unknown said...

The aforementioned individual in this publication is my nephew,I took Care of him from his childhood,nobody will write such malicious stories about my beloved intelligent,vibrant,humble,kind hearted soul like my nephew that I will not take legal action.I insist this publication be taken down immediately for this has caused my family more pain than we could have asked for.I ask everyone to leave us in peace to grieve our dear son.Mrs Edward

Unknown said...

So bad, Naija universities sef..mtcheeew #singinavemaria

Unknown said...

This soo sad, 10yrs is not 10 days..... How will the uni withdraw a student after 10 whole yrs, which kind exam be that. Maybe its one of those useless exam school set to reduce the population of med students. But him taking his life was a wrong move, may his soul RIP

Amaka Hundeyin said...

Linda Idoko didn't commit suicide, please he didn't. Let us mourn in peace biko. Rest in peace ID

Unknown said...

VC's insensivity

Unknown said...

Wat a painful exit

mary nwa mama said...

what a sad situation. may his soul rest in peace

FancyNancy said...

Some lecturers like to see students suffer by frustrating the life of students. May his soul rest in peace but if na him kill himself, him no try sha

Unknown said...

That's our system of education little wonder why all Nigerian students published to have graduated from foreign universities are graduating with first class I ask myself how did they get dis simply because no one frustrates them, here how can some one get 1st class when the lecturer lecturing you graduated with 3rd class. I pity the family of the guy

Anonymous said...

Linda are you demented or something? As if the death of this boy is not painful enough, you went ahead to publish he took his own life without confirming first because it's from benue.com? One day someone will sue you from not confirming news before publishing and by the time you pay your live savings for it you will learn. Nonsense!!!

Jules said...

Now that's bad...may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

I can relate with this guy, my brother is suicidal too and he hasn't spent up for 10 years neither has he been asked to withdraw, he's a dentistry student of unilag and the way those people treat them as well as lack of facilities isn't helping atall.

Anonymous said...

Linda please always get ur news from a rite source. Idoko dint kill himself,an accident claimed his life.....please he was such a loving person.

Anonymous said...

Even the Campus looks depressing.
This same student would gave excelled if he was schooling in another country.
Nigerians must begin to cut back on population growth. The disposable resources are too thin per capita

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Unknown said...

So sad. I keep saying this, no matter what, suicide is never an option. RIP Idoko.



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Unknown said...

Such a painful death. They should really do something about the medical school issue. It's not good at all. It's depressing if I may say.

Anonymous said...

There are some schools I can't advice my enemy to study medicine in Nigeria,I spent so long a time in oou studying medicine that it the mercy of God for me to recover from some of the psychological trauma

Unknown said...

R.I.P

missrich said...

I cant belive this...someone i chatted with in the morning.....Rest in peace nickolas..till we meet again...

Anonymous said...

I don't understand your 'hehehehehe'...are you retarded?...what is funny?

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. What a loss!

Unknown said...

Idoko popularly known as MEGA was my friend and colleague and also my neighbor. He was an intelligent and kind hearted person.Full of life. He didn't commit Suicide. He was depressed but not to that point. I really feel so bad that this is being said about how he died. I was in the same school but I left for my own good. It was becoming unbearable. Something needs to be done about our Nigerian schools and very few really produce good stuffs. I will always be reminded of u MEGA. Rest in peace.

Unknown said...

Idoko popularly known as MEGA was my friend and colleague and also my neighbor. He was an intelligent and kind hearted person.Full of life. He didn't commit Suicide. He was depressed but not to that point. I really feel so bad that this is being said about how he died. I was in the same school but I left for my own good. It was becoming unbearable. Something needs to be done about our Nigerian schools and very few really produce good stuffs. I will always be reminded of u MEGA. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

U are the biggest moron on planet earth...I even blame Linda for posting this your nonsense..when I put up better comment,she no go post am..(of course I will get the perennial 'your comment will be visible after approval')

Anonymous said...

This boy did not commit suicide linda. The university is to be blamed. "Mega" as we fondly call you may ur soul rest on. Its so sad actually

Anonymous said...

Its bad enough I lost a friend, its rather insulting to insinuate suicide. He died in a car crash for crying out loud. I've know Nicholas Idoko Ejugwu from JSS 1 At AFSS Ikeja and he never had such tendencies. This is the second time fake reports are addressimg AFSS students, coincidentally from the same set. Last week, Victor Akinyooye who married Dr. Sid's sister automatically became French on linda's blog. Please get your facts straight before publishing. RIP bro... Till I see you again

Unknown said...

sorry man. may God give u eternal life. RIP

Anonymous said...

May he rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Linda are you sure juju is not involved, that he will go to school and he will not graduate. Reminds me of my days in lagos, there was a lady studying for her final paper for the 4th time. On the day of the exam - an invigilator from another department stormed into the class and accused this lady of cheating - The invigilators in the class were stunned, because they knew it was a lie.... Students were also stunned..... Linda she was not cheating at all..... But that was the last time she came to school she was withdrawn after spending 4 years on a course studing for a National Diploma which only takes 2 years.

Unknown said...

OMG! Dis is really bad of d school authority and d VC should step down. Definitely God is going to require d blood of dis late student frm him.

Pls desist frm d act of sucide bcos its grave sin b4 d Lord and d pathway is hell.

chuy said...

Poor teaching facilities and total disinterest in students,the bane of medical education in Nigeria. Lecturers simply don't pay attention to weaker students, they just give lecture and collect salary.

BlazehoodMedia said...

University Student Commits Suicide After He Was Withdrawn From Medical School After Spending 10Yrs please my fellow nigerians that student in question is my cozin and he never did any of wot he was accuse of please stop posting what you guys dont know about the family is in big time sorrow please seeing this on net is rily terrific may is soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

Motherfucker, is this what this post is about. Go and get a life.









Busy Fingers.

Unknown said...

Rest in peace to Him
The wicked shall not go unpunished

Anonymous said...

Linda, please he did not commit suicide. If you hear bad news, it affects your psyche. He drove out and had an accident. How is that suicide. Please allow the family to mourn. Look at his relatives and friends coming on here to beg you instead you post pictures of his car, how evil are you Linda. Don't you have a heart, don't you have siblings. All for hits and clicks? Let the tears of his very hurt family haunt you and your hits and clicks.

Anonymous said...

Shescute please change your name to Shesdaft. Idiot!

Unknown said...

I think his real name is Ejugwu Idoko Nicholas and not Idoko Nicholas Inalegwu, Linda you can do better. May God grant the family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Olamamasblog said...

Frustration in Nigerian Uni!

Unknown said...

Chaii, so touching rip

Anonymous said...

This is really sad tho,almost all state universities,especilly my sch ambrose alli university,where lectural treat student bad,I promise to bomb my department during the day,my covenant with devil if I see rubbish again on the result board abt my result. RiP udoka

Anonymous said...

HE DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE

He died in a car accident.

You need to get your facts right and stop fabricating stories.

May God help you.

Unknown said...

This is really heartbreaking! May his soul rest in peace....

Shinelle said...

Dont mind the fool!

Linda P said...

Hmmm! Speechless! I can feel his pain, after being stagnant for that long. But no matter what suicide is never an option. May God forgive his actions and accept him in HIS Bossom.

Unknown said...

It's not every day you see a familiar face on Linda Ikeji's blog but when you do, pray it's not like this, hearing of the death of a pal.... Idoko as we call him, an AFSS Ikeja set of 2004 graduate, a brilliant young man,basketball player, God May his soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

ITS PAINFUL ENOUGH TO HAVE LOST A SON FRIEND BROTHER BUT TO ACCUSE D DEAD IS INHUMANE N DEMEANING...HE DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT N NOT SUICIDE I DEMAND CORRECTION N APOLOGIES FOR THIS ARTICLE....LINDA

Anonymous said...

2003 set

Anonymous said...

Should I call this a wasted life or what? Am just shot of words.
How will the school expel a student just because he failed a particular exam? This is sheer wickedness.

Unknown said...

What a waste. May His soul RIP

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