Jimma University Teachers Training College student took his life after row over his neck cord (Mateb) with instructor.
The argument over student’s neck cord began with the instructor when he told the student either to hide in or take out the neck cord while the student was standing in front of the class to present Psychology course assignment. However, the student refused to follow the order given by the instructor and the instructor also didn’t allow him to continue.
After a while the two had quarreled over issue and mediated by other students and Academic Dean arrived to solve the issue however the problem between has continued for the remaining classes and end up in “No Grade” mark for the student and led him commit suicide by hanging himself at his residence compound, according to a local newspaper report.
Ethiopian Orthodox neck cord or Mateb is one of the most important and first sacraments of Christianity life as Ethiopian Tewahdo Christians is that of baptism.
Image: Neck Cord (Mateb)