When we hear about the word"suicide" the only question that came in our mind is the reason and there arise a quest in our mind to know about the background behind this happening. Some take this word serious and does not want further people to be clawed in its tricks and some ignore it while thinking that it is the daily happening of the world.
Today I was shocked to hear about the iqra naming girl of my country, who committed suicide due to some reasons. As I could not neglect this incident, so I decided to search about this happening from the surroundings of her house.
It was came to know that iqra was a 5th Smester student of engineering in university of management technology (UMT). She was residing in hostel, after the university notification that this Smester exams will be held physically at campus instead of online mode, as was that previous due to Corona pandemic.
She was taught online by the teachers. As you know the online mode is not much developed in majority of universities in Pakistan. So she was not prepared mentally to take exams offline, at the campus.
This was the cause of anxiety and depression of her. And she committed suicide without discussing the matter solution with the parents. 😢😢
According to a research report, the suicide rate in the Corona pandemic has been increased due to the depression and anxiety in the students regarding their studies.
However this incident is alarming in my country that why children feel fair to discuss the matters with the parents and friends and commits such serious actions.
There are many reasons behind this fact.
All the parents of students are not financially strong. Some are too poor to afford the educational expense of their children. So in such conditions, if a student feel that he/she is not doing well in studies, he/she becomes depressed thinking about the costs that had been spent on education of him/her. Then the student is not much courageous to tell parents about the poor progress in studies and at last commits suicide.
As long as the interaction between parents and students is concerned, then it is clear that digital media has snatched this relation in most families. Parents have no time to sit in their children and children are too busy in digitalism that they didn't want to interfere with their parents. So this type of loose relation makes both of them far a part.
In the battle of marks most of the parents force their children to be the Topper of class and secure more than 90%in all exams. If due to some reasons the students is unable to get it, they instead of encouragement start to banish him/her. So this type of behavior by parents is alarming.
It is sad to notice that we are living in a society where "ratta" system is prevailing over the learning system in educational institutions. Students secure highest marks but have no learning abilities. In such environment, if one is able to learn more practically than to get grace marks theoretically, then such students are not considered good one🤐.
IF all such behaviors are not avoided in future, then it is threat that we may loose a gem daily from every institution. We all must be serious regarding the death of innocent student iqra. Otherwise we can loose gems like iqra in everywhere 🙏