26 Nov '16, 10pm

Child Suicide Rates Are Going Up in Singapore – Why? https://t.co/XxH2nzGYEa

Child Suicide Rates Are Going Up in Singapore – Why? https://t.co/XxH2nzGYEa

via TODAYonline In wake of the recent PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) results that had been announced a few days ago, the internet has taken to reviving the memes and jabs (yes, all that for an exam taken by twelve-year-olds) surrounding the overblown importance of the examination – and rightly so. The PSLE examinations, taken by students in their sixth year of schooling at the end of their ‘primary school’ education, determines the next school these twelve-year-olds will end up studying in. That may not sound horrifying at all, but for most kids in Singapore, it’s a decision that carries enormous weight . Earlier this year an 11-year-old boy committed suicide after failing his exams, choosing death over confronting his parents on his failed papers. His mother then cried that she “only expected 70 marks” when the body was found, and it has been reported that she ...

Full article: http://affinitymagazine.us/2016/11/26/child-suicide-rates...

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