Bamenda: 2 Students Commit Suicide After Failing The GCE – 5 Others Hospitalized After Attempting SuicideNkafu 237 | 22.08.2021 | 0 | 237 INSIDER with Kampii
Bamenda: 2 Students Commit Suicide After Failing The GCE – 5 Others Hospitalized After Attempting Suicide
Two students in Bamenda, the capital city of the North West region of Cameroon have reportedly killed themselves after failing the 2021 session of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Exams.
Five other female students from the same city are now at the Bamenda regional hospital fighting for their lives after attempting suicide as well.
Recall that the GCE Exams were released this Saturday, August 21, 2021. The results were welcomed with jubilations across homes and streets for those who made it. The story was however different for students who failed.
It was a sad day for such students and some even resorted to extreme measures, including trying to take away their own life, in order to get rid of their pains.
Such was the case of Rollins who was discovered dead this Sunday morning and 5 other students who also attempted to kill themselves.
According to reports, Rollins was discovered hanging from a tree near a stream at the Old Slap neighborhood, Banja Street, Nkwen in Bamenda.
Prior to this ugly incident, Rollins left home on Saturday evening when the results of the GCE were released and no one had an idea about his whereabouts.
It is also reported that Rollins who was living with his uncle before this incident is the only son of his parents.
Five other girls drank poisonous substances to end their lives. One has been confirmed dead while the hospital managed to flush out the substances from the other 4.
The last reported case is also a girl who attempted suicide by cutting her wrist with a blade. It is reported that her parents yield at her for failing the exams and she left home for her boyfriend’s house for consolation but he too was upset with her for failing the exams. So she decided to end it all. Thankfully, she survived and is presently fighting for her life at a hospital.
It should be noted that all 7 cases are isolated cases (not related, all from different homes), all in the city of Bamenda.