Sunday, July 26, 2009

Suicide by a Student

While we were still shocked and angered by the terrorists' suicide bombings of the Hotel JW Marriot and Hotel Ritz-Carlton on 17 July, the media reported another shocking news about a 12 years old Indian school girl who jumped from her 12th floor apartment in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on 24 July.

The girl, Okeshi Naharan, a 7th grade student at the Jakarta Gandhi Memorial School, was believed to be very disappointed and depressed because of the bad result of testings at her school.

For details regarding the above, please click here, here and here.

In this regards, I wish to express my condolence and sympathy to the family of Okeshi Naharan. As a parent, I felt so sad with the suicide of a very young child merely because of failure to meet the school's requirements.
In my opinion, the knowledge and ability of a student cannot be determined merely by the results of testings and/or examinations at the school. Because we cannot expect a student to always perform well. For example, a student who usually performed well, may not get good markings at a test/exam if at that time he/she does not feel well or any other reasons.

22 comments:

Samuel said...

School exams are only a basis for students to discover their own talents. Failure is also a part of everybody's lives; it makes us stronger when we overcome it.

Lidia said...

you're right in my opinion too...Good moral and latest background of education and religion is the most important think for the human being.....hai...vi$it you again....$mile at you...have a nice day

Harry Nizam H. said...

Samuel ...
You are right, students should be taught that failure is also part of learning process. Therefore, it is alright to fail.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Lidia ...
I fully agree.
Thank you for your opinion, I will come to your blog soon

Adrie said...

So many aspects for anybody to decide to suicide. But, whatever the reason is, suicide is not a choice.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Adrie ..
Yes you are right

Edwin said...

Suicide not only committed by those who live in slums. Also to mention in wealthy precints. No difference. It's not merely about social gap..

Hanny777 said...

i feel so sorry to hear it,,, jadi ingat juga soal caleg yg bunuh diri karena tak terpilih ,,,

Harry Nizam H. said...

Edwin ...
Suicide can be committed by anyone, rich or poor

Harry Nizam H. said...

Hanny777 ...
Orang cenderung mudah putus asa

lawmacs said...

My heart goes out to this little girl family a such a young age she should be enjoying live not worrying about failure

Harry Nizam H. said...

Lawmacs ...
It is so terrible that a person so young should die tragically.
Let us hope that parents & teachers at school would realize that schools are supposed to be laboratory where kids can develop skills based on trial and error. Thereby, they would not be afraid to learn.

Archana said...

Students who do consistently well in their exams r simply fortunate 2 have the right circumstances around them. But there r so many pitfalls in life that some students r not presented with the right circumstances. Few hours tests can never gauge the correct ability of a student.

Harry Nizam H. said...

"Few hours tests can never gauge the correct ability of a student"

Archana .....
I fully agreed with you that's why I have quoted your above words.

Katherine Johnson said...

Wow I did not know this, it is very important for people to read this article and learn how things affect students.

Katherine
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Harry Nizam H. said...

Katherine ...
Yes, people should know the negative effects of modern education system.

tikno said...

May be they (terrorist) has been brain washed.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Tikno ...
That's what have been said, the question is : how is it possible for someone to be brain washed to kill themselves?

tikno said...

People who have no spirits to live then brain washed and replaced with the false doctrine and hatred.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Tikno ...
I think you are referring to a different Suicide case.

tikno said...

Sorry Harry, maybe bombing case in Jakarta still affecting me.

You are right, the success is not only measured by the test results. The great success is be successful in life. Happy family... and become a grandfather who can see grandchild ha.. ha... maybe.

I suspect this little girl has got a big pressure to reaches achievement in school.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Tikno ...
The pressure must have been so great. It's a lesson for all parents not to be over possessive with their children.