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Teenager Commits Suicide After Being Forced To Study

Nalugada’s mother, Faridah Namukuve told journalists that her son returned home early and threatened to commit suicide under the watch of his other siblings, before fleeing to the surrounding gardens.

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A 17-year old, Ashiraf Nalugada, a resident of Bugambuze village, in Idudi town council, in Bugweri district, was on Friday night confirmed dead after poisoning himself after being forced to study.

His body was retrieved from a chicken house within their home.

Nalugada, a primary seven pupil at Idudi parents’ primary school reportedly poisoned himself using powder extracted from expired dry cells.

Nalugada’s mother, Faridah Namukuve told journalists that her son returned home early and threatened to commit suicide under the watch of his other siblings, before fleeing to the surrounding gardens.

Namukuve says that, Nalugada alongside other teenagers were hired as casual laborers at a hardware shop within Kampala throughout the two year COVID-19 lockdown period, but on returning home after the nationwide reopening, he expressed unwillingness to study.

Namukuve says that, they offered wise counsel to Nalugada and encouraged him to complete his primary education before opting out for vocational skills in the future, but he instead retaliated, arguing that he lacked the necessary classroom knowledge to manage primary seven work.

Lusoga

//Cue in: “omwana oyo…

Cue out…ganweile,”.

Ritah Nakamume, a resident within the area says that, Nalugada would deliberately miss out classroom lessons and he was found of openly telling whoever cared to listen, on how he would end his life over endless pressure to attend school against his will.

Lusoga

//Cue in: “ndi neighbor…

Cue out…afiile.”//

Meanwhile, Busoga East’s police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says that the deceased has been taken to Iganga general hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem.

Nandawula further challenged parents to identify role models, who can help them to mold acceptable virtues among their children. She said most children are easily inspired to transform themselves through exploring lives of successful individuals rather than mere talk.            

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