Criticism over PLE poor performance drives student to suicide

Criticism over PLE poor performance drives student to suicide

A 15-year-old girl who recently sat for Primary Seven has committed suicide shortly after the release Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).

On Wednesday morning, the girl who had sat for her final primary exams at Bwikya Muslim Primary School was found hanging which shocked everyone, wondering what could have lead her to such extremes.

According to a suicide note that the deceased left behind hanging herself on a jack fruit tree, she was devastated over the comments that were made over her UNEB PLE poor performance which lead her to take her own life.

In the note, the girl says she’s tired of people taking ill about her as it partly reads, “I am killing myself because I am tired of people . What I am seeing is that many people are my enemies. I can’t stay alive with this enmity of people.”

She went ahead to list down some of her classmates and teachers who had been at the forefront of mocking her and speaking ill about her due to the poor performance that she had exhibited.

Due to this, she came to a conclusion that it is wise for her to excuse herself from this world which she gives those that are better than her the opportunity to enjoy this world for she is heading somewhere else

“Why can I stay alive when I am learning badly and they talk about me. Let me leave this world earlier. See you when you die also but don’t kill yourself also,” she said and despite taking her life, the girl decided no one deserves to do the same.

Bullying is a common vice in many schools on both the students end to fellow students and even teachers to students, however, it is a vice that we need to fight as it does more harm that we can see physically to an individual.

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Many people are accustomed to physical violence as a form of bullying but this is not usually the case as in some instances, verbal alterations that are made have a great impact of people’s self esteem that could push them to commit suicide.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the tragic happening and two people among whom the person that found the suicide note are included are currently under police custody to foster investigations.

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