A medical student has allegedly committed suicide by plunging into a river because he failed his MBBS.

The deceased who was identified as Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, a preclinical (PC) 2 student of the Niger Delta University, NDU, allegedly plunged into the Amassoma River in Bayelsa State after the result for his second MBBS came out and he saw that he was among the 50 students who failed out of a class of 169 students.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, or in Latin: Medicinae Baccalaureus Baccalaureus Chirurgiae, are the two first professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school.

MBBS graduates get the designation of ‘Dr.’ before their name and can be called themselves as ‘Doctor'(medical)



  1. It is really absurd to see many students taking their lives over failed exams. What makes it absurd is the fact that even graduates with excellent results have no hope of employment.


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