South Korea's exam suicides

The rise in teen suicides is linked to the intense pressure to succeed academically.

    In South Korea, an 18 year old has committed suicide in the city of Daejeon - just hours before he was due to take a university entrance exam.

    Teen suicide rates have risen by more than a third in the last decade - and the intense pressure to succeed academically is often the cause.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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