Too Much Pressure or What
Hui Lok Yee Katrina
On 21st Nov, 2008, there was one more teacher put an end to her life by jumping down from her apartment. Three teachers committed suicide within these two months because of pressure. The posthumous papers left by the teacher who dead recently, stated that she experienced a huge stress from job. This was the main cause she took her own life. The news reported that teachers got depression since they worked extremely hard to stick at teaching standard demanded by school.
If teachers are facing stress, it affects the teaching. It further influences the next generation. It is a serious problem. Hong Kong government should take immediate action to tackle the problem. Inaction is not an option. I think reducing minimum number of students that school needed to recruit, from 30 to 20, is a way to solve the problem. It creates more teaching positions and reduces stress facing by teachers. There is no doubt to fix the problem and build a better campus for students.