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Nigeria— Girl Commits Suicide Over Poor Jamb Result


In Ughelli, Delta State, a lady reportedly drank insecticide, leading to her death, because she scored poorly in the JAMB examination.

The lady, named Loveth, aged 18, and resident of Imowhe avenue, had gone to check her JAMB score on Tuesday, where she discovered that she performed underneath her expectations within the examination, by scoring 160

Sources said that she started crying when she saw her result, stating that her father will kill her for her poor performance.

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After being scolded by her father, she went to her mother's shop, collected some poisonous substance (insecticide), and in preceding night, she drank them and died. Her lifeless body was found on Wednesday morning.

Quickly, her parents rushed her to the pentecostal church at Upper Agbarho for prayers, but it was too late.

However, according to some sources, the father stated that he did not scold her for her poor result, but only advised her that there is no way she can get admitted to study medicine in the university of her choice with that result. He said he had encouraged her to work hard.

All efforts put in place to speak to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, has bore no results.