Being disturbed by the rates of suicides among undergraduates in Nigeria, Scholar Toyin Ibukun Alo, a Guidance and Counselling Graduate of Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, gathered 8 of her colleagues on the 30th of October 2019 to discuss ‘Overcoming the Menace of Suicides in Our Contemporary Society’, in fulfilment of the requirements to graduate from ISERH Undergraduate Studies Class 3.
She commenced by giving the comprehensive definition of suicide according to WHO. She talked about signs to look out for in identifying someone who is planning to commit suicide. She identified factors promoting suicides as Individual factors, sociocultural factors, situational factors etc. She shared steps to take in rescuing people with suicide thought and as well as ways to overcome the menace of suicide in our society.
Having successfully implemented this project, she has hereby fulfilled a part of the requirements expected of her to graduate and get inducted as an ISERH Associate Ambassador, and if all things being equal, she shall have unrestricted access to the resources available on the Ambassadors Portal - starting from Saturday 30th of November, 2019, immediately after their convocation and induction ceremony on the class platform.
ISERH Undergraduate Studies is a FREE online course where African undergraduates and fresh graduates are trained (via whatsapp class) by professionals, for a period of 5 months (minimum) on leadership, socio-economic, relationship and entrepreneurial skills. The students of the course are referred to as SCHOLARS, and upon the fulfilment of 75% attendance rate, 50% facebook engagement rate, filling of online graduation form, and implementation and reporting of capstone project, they get convocated and inducted as ISERH Associate Ambassadors. This gives them unrestricted access to ISERH Ambassadors Portal (http://ambassadors.iserh.org) where they can freely have one-on-one chats with a group or individual Ambassadors and their facilitators, have access to internship, fellowship, jobs adverts; audio/video lectures; books; and lots more.
From all of us at the Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health (ISERH), we say 'Congratulations to you' and as well give credit to Dr. Femi Agberotimi who facilitated the training of our scholars on ‘Overcoming the Menace of Suicides in Our Contemporary Society’.
Director of Undergraduate Studies