VIRAL NOW: NORTHERN SAMAR, A UEP CRIMINOLOGY STUDENT, DIES OF SUICIDE; REASONS ROOTED IN ONLINE CLASS DUE TO INCONSIDERATE PROFESSOR.
The screenshots of text messages were provided to his professor by a criminology student from the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) in Northern Samar before he took his own life.
On the other hand, on July 27, 2021, a netizen expressed his own feelings about the situation via a Facebook status.
This netizen criticized the university’s “rotten education system,” claiming that the death of that student was caused by two professors who failed to take into account the student’s needs during their online exams.
“UEP! Please do something. We are all adjusting to this new normal form of education. We are all trying our best here. Why is it so hard for the professors to be considerate at these hard times? Given the situation and the SLOW INTERNET CONNECTIVITY HERE IN THE PROVINCE!!!,” he shared in his post.
He also encouraged the victim’s classmates to speak out about the situation.
“Criminology students. I am encouraging you to step forward and help give justice to your classmate and schoolmate. Help end the rotten system of the UEP Criminology Department,” he added.
Meanwhile, the UEP Office of the President released their official statement saying that they immediately ordered a fact-finding investigation regarding the incident.
“Rest assured that faculty members who will be found responsible will be dealt with accordingly, consistent with the basic tenet of due process.”
If you or anyone you know need to talk to someone, Hopeline, the 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, may be reached at (02) 8804-4673 or 09175584673. You may also check below for other hotlines:
I. National Center for Mental Health1553 (Luzon-wide landline toll-free) Globe/TM: 0917-899-8727 (USAP); 0966-351-4518 SMART/SUN/TNT: 0908-639-2672
II. In Touch Philippines Call Crisis Line, any time+63 2 893 7603 (Landline)+63 917 800 1123 (Globe)+63 922 893 8944 (Sun)
III. Philippine Red Cross 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, toll-free HOPELINE 2919 (for Globe & TM Subscribers)091 7558 4673 or 8044673IV. Manila Lifeline Centre Contact by: – Phone Hotline: (02) 8969191Hotline: Mobile phone: 0917 854 9191