A medical student, Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, has allegedly taken his life by plunging into a river because he did not pass his MBBS.
Ebiweni, a preclinical (PC) 2 student of the Niger Delta University, NDU, was said to have plunged into the Amassoma River in Bayelsa State after the result for his second MBBS came out and he saw that he was among 50 students who did not pass the examination out of a class of 169 students.
The MBBS is usually a serious exam for medical students, which determines whether they continue to medical school if they pass or resit and maybe repeat the same class if they don’t pass.
This examination has been known to be a source of tension for numerous medical students.
Before allegedly taking his life, Ebiweni had began posting hints on WhatsApp by sharing a photo of a candle burning bright and another of a candle blown out.