Nigerian students schooling in Ternopil State Medical University in Ukraine have planned a massive protest after a 6th-year female Nigerian medical student identified as Badmus Ololade Rafiat committed suicide because she was frustrated by the school.
According to reports, Ololade, who was in her final year in the medical school, felt she had no other choice but to end her life after she was reportedly dismissed from her school for failing to pass the mock exam ahead of the final MBBS.
It was gathered that, she made several attempts to transfer to another school to take the MBBS as other students do, but the school kept frustrating her moves and refused to provide her with the transcript needed for the process.
It was alleged that the school only gave her the option of returning back to her country Nigeria to reapply for a Ukrainian student’s visa to start all over again.
Sadly after Ololade pleas yielded no positive result and her dean refused to reconsider her case, she wrote a suicide note and took her life on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
After her sad death, the school mourned her and put up a notice with her photo on a wall in the school. They expressed their condolences to her family and friends. The school added in the notice that Ololade took her own life because she was depressed and suicidal.
Ololade’s best friend known as Pemisire, stated that she wasn’t suicidal or depressed as the school claim. They said she was only frustrated at having to start all over again after studying up to the 6th year in medical school.
Friends of Pemisire blame the school authorities and they are currently planning a meeting to protest the unfair treatment that caused Ololade to take her life.
“Lets meet in Centre @ 12pm,” a notice sent out by Nigerian students in the school reads.
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