A 400 LVL final year student of the NTA Television college jos has reportedly committed suicide a week to his graduation.
The student Roland Fom was said to have written 4 papers already out of the 7, which he had the remaining of just 3 papers to finalize his studies decided to take his life on Friday afternoon.
However, the report stated that Roland was sick sometimes back, during his 3oo level which made him missed about 5 papers, a development that did not go well with him. He thought it was cleared but to his surprise, we’re still visible when he went register for his final semester.
That made him begin to fall into depression because he was bitter about the entirety of the matter.
His mother, who became a widow three months before the birth of Roland, when her husband passed away, was said to have dedicated all her life as well as sacrificed getting another partner just too trained her son, she was almost on the verge of achieving that when the tragedy occurred.
She was said to have done all she could for the carry over the issue with Roland to be rectified which it was done, the school authority promised to sort it out by Rowland differing the semester to come and write his remaining papers as a spillover student.
The mother who narrates her ordeal said, ” My son came in on that Friday and said he was very hungry, I went into the kitchen to prepare food for him, I later went out to buy something which I can use in making the food while he went into his room.
When I came back I called out his name severally but he was not answering, I knocked and there was no response, so I went round to his window to check when I couldn’t see him I tore the net of the window, only to see his body dangling on the ceiling as he uses a rope to commit suicide, that was when I raised alarm and people came to my Rescue”.
Mrs. Pauline Fom said her son had malaria a week before the exams which he was hospitalized and was taking his drugs which he complained makes him a week, she then advised him to stop the medication to enable him to write his exams and continue the medication later.
A lecturer in the college, who is also the course registration, officer Mr Kazim Jibrin said Roland was doing well academically because he maintains a 2.2 and right from his 100 level and that the only problem he had has been rectified by the school.
He, however, disclosed that Rowland was into substance abuse (drugs).
Me Jibrin further stated that Roland seems to have some emotional issues because you always see him in isolation and talk to no one except for one other boy who is said to be in the same substance abuse with him.
A course mate of Rowland Mercy who spoke to the journalist also said he was fine. Only that he was the quiet type, who hardly deal with anyone. Even during group assignment he never auto a word but will be there as well as contribute any said amount to be paid.
Neighbors said the young man had borrowed a ladder about a week earlier which he said he wanted to use repair his light. Unknown to many, that was what he used in trying toe rope which he used in taking his life.
Roland’s Mother Pauline