It's hard to believe but yes, students are one of the most worked up people in the planet. In Nigeria the sucidial rates has increased and it's no new news that most of these victims are students. I'll be telling you about ways unilorin has contributed to the sucidial rates indirectly.
*Dress code: the university of Ilorin brags that the implementation of the dress code policy is to boost morals of students. Agreed it works but these students aren't expressing themselves, they are rather just following rules and nothing more. I don't know what the university has against colours but I think it's just unfair to deny a student an exam just because the colour of her hair is mad or because the boy is on a full hair.
*CBT Exams: while this favous some people it is hazardous to some. The condition by which students prepare for CBT is not healthy at all. Just last semester during a CBT exam several students fainted and one was rushed to UITH for proper care. How on Earth do they expect students to remain organized for an exam in such condition. And after going through all these they'll have the mind to give you a ridiculous grade.
*Aggressiveness of staff:from the lectures to the students affairs staff to the security, these people are all about threat. They make it seem like to be endowed is a sin and you must dress like the people of Ilorin. A little offence and you lose your ID card and the next thing you know, you're facing Tanke
*the students have no say: recently the ' G' in the SUG has been removed and it's now SU rendering the students powerless. As if it's not enough they joined ASSU. So unlike before that students use the fact that there's no strike as compensation for these stressful ordeals that may result in sucidial thoughts, now, they are just being stressed for nothing.
Like the students would say,
Unilorin... Better by stress...
If it will be any compensation I will like to say this is a daily occurrence in many public universities. The students are stressed to their last nerve. Is it by unnecessary rules or by lazy lecturers or over zealous non teaching staff. Everything is just stressful. It's as if these school take pride in stressing the students
The rate at which Nigerian universities stress their student to the point of suicide is becoming a daily exercise. I have a brother who studies in UNIBEN, he said that 3 of his course mate who were already 300 level student drank sniper and died because they were going to spend an extra 1 year in school. Universities are fond of discouraging students from learning or facing their academics squarely. Its a shame where the education sector puts end to lifes of young minds
The funny thing about all these is that even after all those so called strictness, there are alot of immoral things going on in Uni ilorin. Apart from that, I hate the fact that they made Uni ilorin look like it is so impossible to gain admission while a little bribe is all you need to get into the school
The rate nigeria university stress there student is not fair at all are they kidds you control any how Even some stupid lecturer will demand for s*x before they will have to attend to what ever you have to say or will threnten to fail you if you deny them s8x is enough to think about commiting suicide
Seriously Unilorin contribute more than 20% for suicide in Nigeria, from lecturers not attending lectures and then go ahead to gibe ridiculous grades with the students ending up to have carry over or maybe the lecturer just decided to be wicked to a particular student, conclusively for me, university education is just a waste time to be sincere
I don't know why most nigerians universities make it schooling like a problem and burden for students. The rate at which students kill themselves because of school activities is alarming. Lecturers make it difficult for some students to even graduate with ease. They threaten students anyhow especially ladies and most times they end up committing suicide when they are under pressure. Government should know what to do to put and end to this.
As in almost every universities in Nigeria did this, if you a lady ,you pay with your body and if you a guy you must pay a huge amount of money to pass, that's why a lot of student join cult group
Unilorin my Alma Mater, the days of unilorin was an unforgettable experience, prospective graduates are treated like secondary school students. The only thing they haven't some is to give us uniform. Though some department wear uniform e.g marketing, accounting, guidance and counselling and the law students.
I don't get it why they keep on stressing students like this. Even though some of these university are nothing to write home about when compared to other schools
it will be any compensation I will like to say this is a daily occurrence in many public universities. The students are stressed to their last nerve. Is it by unnecessary rules or by lazy
I don’t understand why they are deriving pleasure in stressing the students. They may think it is their own way of making the school better but it isn’t really the best. The students should be given a voice to express how they feel.
Wow I’m glad someone brought this to limelight finally, thank you. I’m a student of Unilorin and nothing you said is untrue. Just in my 100lvl I even wished I hadn’t picked the school, different horrific stress conditions surrounds us in everything we’re to do.
Lecturers make it a Herculean task to even learn while they lecture as you wouldn’t even hear them talk or even wouldn’t be able to see the board properly, I mean like it’s different things that’d even make you want to consider dropping out, sad to say. Something should be done about it please.
We don't blame them most university nowadays especially the federal universities do things in favour of themselves and not the students. They do things so that bad things will not befall the school not the students.
I have an idea or two about this but have they really joined asuu?that is really the last straw. This is the problem of most Nigerian universities one way or the other. I wonder if they derive pleasure in stressing out students and giving unnecessary depression.
I agree with what you have said. Its not right for universities to treat their students like slaves. They need to understand that the student has rights in certain matters concerning them especially. You can't tell an adult student what to wear or deny him his exam because of his dressing. Its wrong.
And this is very true
Students are being given the worst treatment ever that you can think of.. They don't even let us have any say onbgownwe should be...
Most times its from the VC
The VCs like to impose his own morals and standards and religion on people that's the students. With the way they dress and all
That's not fair...people should be given freedom of expression
Actually all what you said is true but that fact cannot be write-off, if student is allow to take decision on their own, the reputation of the university would have been alter because student don't usually maintain their dignity, take FU_OYE for instance where students wasted their life because of protest, protest is always hijack by some powerful gang which can only be protected by rules and regulations
The way Nigerians go about culture, tradition, religious beliefs is just so sickening to the head. I fully agree with this article in every way that truly all mentioned above will surely and eventually lead students to possible suicides. What kind of mentality has been engrossed in our society for Christ sake?? Who will save us!??!
So true, Unilorin is adding to students Suicidal thought which is very very bad, I don't know why University students can't dress the way they want to,there will be so much ordering on what to wear,as for the CBT issue,more CBT center should be build ,also for them joing ASUu,that's the university problem, they should just stop making students have Suicidal thoughts.
Unilorin is stressful yes! But your fact about agrresive staff is disagreeable because most staffs are more like we the students, they are also stressed by the system.
Some staffs even go extra length to make course less stressful for the student infact some give parental advice and support to their students
Yes that's true to an extent,but dome lecturers still find ways of making things easy for student's too.but that shouldn't leads student's to suicidal acts or others.