South Korea’s exam suicides

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

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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