The new trend off getting high grades, high merits in schools & colleges, and above all, the pressure from family and relatives have been taking lives of many students since long. The problem is that they judge students by their grades. Grades or marks is just a stat that only views your performance in a test.
Grades only show how much you got in that test; it does not tell your level of knowledge.
A recent example of this was, a 9th grader committing suicide after getting low marks in SSC examination. According to multiple reports, Amir, a student of class 9th in Peshawar Model who got 418 marks committed suicide.
9th grade student from Peshawar model school committed suicide because of getting low marks in exam. Will our parents and teachers ever understand stress they put students through to get high marks?
— yellow (@notyellow) July 2, 2018
Everyone has different talents, abilities, and strengths – everyone learns differently. And just because you don’t do well in school doesn’t mean you aren’t smart. Or capable. Or worthy of success.
Strictly speaking, the fear of people judging “chi khalakba sa wai”, parents’ pressure “Na khamakha ba doctor/engineer jorege” and future insecurities “chi zama ba makhke sa kegi” are most probably the reasons that enforced him to commit suicide. Most students give up on their life because their parents superimpose a direction on their children which is harmful for them in many ways. They set such targets for them which sometimes the children fail to achieve.
The problem with our society is that everyone is focusing on good grades, parents want good grades. But in reality grades doesn’t matter. We need to teach our people that great doesn’t matter, its the skills and learning that matters.
— Sj (@im_sj11) July 3, 2018
As soon as the news was posted on social media, people couldn’t help but share their grievances
Feeling sorry for that Peshawar Model School 10th class boy who committed suicide bcoz he was not happy with his grades. Who to blame? 😞
— Midas’Touch (@Guloona_Khattak) July 4, 2018
I see so many people blaming the deceased, while no one questioning the support and care of parents and teachers at this point.
— yellow (@notyellow) July 2, 2018
As society, we need to fight against such acts otherwise you ll witness alot of incident in near future.
Now make a Katba from his DMC to put on his grave :(((
— Musaa (@Musadiq_turi) July 3, 2018
Teachers, Parents, Relatives and the society was to blame..
Heartbreaking. I’m a student of Peshawar Model aswell. It’s the combined peers, teacher and parents pressure.
— h. (@Doppaminee) July 2, 2018
This is getting out of control
I blame Parents only for this
They are the one frying their child’s brain
— Awais Ahmad (@awaisqarniee) July 2, 2018
It’s heart wrenching
Parents and society are responsible for this they always talk about grades position marks.
— Muhammad Umair (@MohUmair87) July 4, 2018
PMS is a commercial business oriented organization,they only care about their revenue in terms of fee. A few senior teachers have very biased attitude for some students which is a major reason of depression amongst student.
— rizwan umer (@umerrizwan139) February 6, 2019
Schools r horrible dungeons , and worse part is it’s not even a issue for most
— Eye of tiger (@Aqal_k_dushman) July 2, 2018
This death of a young student highlights one of the most serious problems that this society faces
In recent years, students, parents and teachers have put an extremely high emphasis on the grades that students earn. This has caused problems regarding how people view others.
School was meant to encourage students to put forth the most effort in their schoolwork. However, nowadays, students are being defined by their grades.
The race of getting high marks is putting tons of pressure on the students, which is detrimental for both their health & lives.
— Naveed Alam (@Naveed608) July 4, 2018
Students who work hard in school sometimes never earn straight As. Frustration takes over and they become disappointed with themselves, no matter how hard they tried.
Why is it that we become so down on ourselves after we receive our scores?
Why do we let our grades define us? Believe it or not, tests actually don’t show how smart you are!
No way. You’re joking.
Let this sink in for a second:
Can you imagine if we told kindergarten students that they’re only worthy based on whether or not they can color perfectly in the coloring book lines? “Sorry Ayesha, you didn’t make it to first grade because you colored out of the lines.”