Primary School Student Commits Suicide for Failing ExaminationJuly 22, 2021
A 15-year-old girl Identified as Daphine Kimuli has committed suicide after she reportedly performed poorly in her Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) written at Bwikya Muslim Primary School in Hoima City in western Uganda last year.
According to reports, family members of Daphine reported to the Police after she disappeared from home three days after Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) released last year’s PLE results on July 16, 2021 in which she scored an aggregate of 25.
Days after, the Albertine Regional Police spokesperson, Mr Julius Hakiza, reported that a 35year-old neighbor discovered Daphine’s body hanging on a tree near her home in Bwikya ward in Hoima East division on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
After which the neighbor reported the incident to Kinuubi police post which deployed scene of crime officers and the homicide team to investigate.
Mr Hakiza said Kimuli left a suicide note in which she listed several people whom she described as her enemies.
“She also claimed that there were people laughing at her for performing poorly in PLE,” Mr Hakiza said.
Police said the deceased, however advised her fellow children and relatives never to commit suicide.
In the note seen by police, Kimuli said she had decided to leave her purported enemies “to enjoy their world as she was going somewhere else.”
Two people have been arrested to help in investigations. One of the suspects was allegedly found with Kimuli’s note which she kept without informing the girl’s family, only to bring it to their attention after her death. She said Kimuli had given her the note.
The other suspect is one of the people Kimulli described as her “enemies” in the note. The suspects are currently held at Hoima central police station.
The school head teacher, Mr Francis Bagonza described Kimuli as a quiet and well-disciplined pupil.