"If you don't understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
Its high time we parents should understand it and should make our kids understand that it hardly matters if they don't get good scores in intermediate as they have many other things in future where they may perform well and can have a good future.
" The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
– Mark Twain
The main responsibility will go to the parents only. All children can't be having similar intelligence and knowledge. So they should understand their limitations and they should encourage their children and see that they will perform well. Instead of that if they go on comparing with neighbour's wards and criticise them the end result will be like this only.
Students should never be pressurised, they should be encouraged to do good without putting too much pressure on them.
Another problem is education has also become a business in this country. Earlier, teaching was considered a noble profession but now in many cases, it has become a lucrative business. Coaching centres and tutorials are mushrooming everywhere and most of them are promising a bright future for the kids. A kid will excel in the field in which she/he has an interest. Unfortunately, many things are forced upon them and the result becomes disastrous as witnessed through the incidents mentioned in the thread. Parents have a very important role here and the teachers also have a great responsibility to make the students realize what actually life is all about.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
So in this difficult environment the student can sometimes go in the depression and despair and take some unusual steps like ending the life itself.
Our educational policy requires changes to address these problems and those students who have not interest in academics should be diverted to skill lines like electrician, plumber, home decorators, maintenance mechanics etc. It is disastrous to force them for higher education. If they somehow qualify the higher studies after that they will not be of any use as they will not do the small jobs and at the same time they will not get the big jobs.
So this is a situation which requires corrections at early age rather after completing MBA or PhD.
Knowledge is power.
So the pressure is from all around including parents, teachers, fellow students etc.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.