Teachers, students face stress in Malaysia

Posted on September 7, 2013

Malaysia - A NEW test will be introduced for applicants to teachers' training colleges, the Education Ministry announced on Monday.

The assessment will gauge whether they have the mental resilience to be teachers in today's fast-paced, everything-now world.

Students these days are, after all, capable of driving anyone, even the most serene embodiments of control, over the edge.

But it's not just teachers that ought to be assessed. Students should be, too.

Last Saturday, a Form Five student hanged himself with his school tie at his home in Kampar.

Several days earlier, a student, believed to be suffering from stress after having to re-sit six exam papers, fell to her death from the 10th floor of a flat in Tanjung Bungah in Penang.

Based on recent statistics, 1.35 million Malaysians suffer from mental health-related problems, including schizophrenia, mood effective disorders and mood defensive disorders.

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Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

Source material from Malaysia Chronicle


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