» 08/21/2008, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Violence and school failure drive young people to commit suicide
Each month about 20 teenagers between 10 and 19 take their lives. High competitiveness and selectivity in university entrance exams are among the main causes. Teachers and experts complain the problem is not receiving the necessary attention and instead is too often swept under the carpet; they call on schools and educational institutions to adopt specific programmes geared towards young people.
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