Cameroon: Younde student committs suicide after failing Probatoire

A 16-year-old Johanna Michelle Owona, who is a student at the Montesquieu College in Yaounde, Cameroon has committed suicide.

Younde, Cameroon: A 16-year-old Johanna Michelle Owona, who is a student at the Montesquieu College in Yaounde, Cameroon has committed suicide. The reports suggest that the suicide attempt happened because of her failure at the Probatoire. She committed suicide by drinking rat poison. The family of the young deceased woman have expressed their profound grief on the death of the child.

Further, the police have gathered that she is the eldest child of the family. The family had two daughters and one son. As the eldest of siblings, her loss is most grievous and profound for the people of her family and community. The reports suggest that the young woman died of poisoning as she was known to threaten to commit suicide if she was offended.


The police started the investigation of the suicide attempt. The police talked to her family. Her brother and sister claim that she has a habit of threatening to commit suicide each time she feels offended. The family asserted that the young woman had tried to commit the act several times before her ultimate demise after poisoning.

The family informed the police officers of some of these issues throughout her life. When the deceased was in 3rd grade, her siblings reported that she drank fuel because their parents had decided to cut her hair. The young woman survived the consumption of the fuel at the time. Unfortunately for her, the young woman was not lucky enough to survive this time.

The people of Yaounde, cameroon and the people of their community have also extended their sincere Condolences to the family of the young people of the country. As a student of the Montesquieu College, her suicide after her failure at the Probatoire also comes as a shock. Students committing suicide after educational failures are seen all over the world.

Several institutions across the globe have been working with students and their families to prevent such incidents in future.

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