First Class Graduate Who Wrote JAMB Six Times, Dies Few Days After NYSC
A Graduate with First class of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Simon Godwin Idoko, from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto State,has been reported and confirmed dead.
It was reported that the 29 year-old graduate died few days after passing out of the National Youth and Service Corps (NYSC) program.
Ms. Simon who has written JAMB six times before gaining admission, served as a graduate assistant at Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu State, before his untimely demise.
A friend of the deceased, Ameh Godwin confirmed the sad incident in a tribute he shared on Facebook.
“Ogbee! This sounds unbelievable and heartbreaking. You made us proud by graduating with first class after writing UTME (JAMB) six times, today, you have been snatched by the cold hands of death in a mysterious way.”
“How do I explain this to those who celebrated your academic feat with me Just three weeks after your NYSC, you went the way of all mortals.”
“We spoke few days ago and you promised you were going to be fine. What happened? Is this the ‘fine’ you assured me?”
“This is sad. Simon Godwin Idoko, please tell my brother, Prince Ameh Jerry, that; this is what the world has been reduced to.”
“Tell him the fences he left behind have fallen and strangers now pull down our beards.”
“Tell him we now swim in tears and pains. Tell him our arms have broken and termites have destroyed our homes. What a wicked world.”