O.A.U. Student Commits Suicide For Poor Academic Performance
The spate of suicides in Nigeria's tertiary institutions is on the rise. OAU is thrown into mourning as student commits suicide over poor academic grades.
It involves focussing on the value of the process that goes into things, rather than the outcome.
Set achievable expectations for your kids and make sure they know exactly what they are, and how you expect them to achieve them.
It is reasonable and beneficial to expect fulfilled potential. But putting high pressure on numbers and ranks is unproductive, and often detrimental.
Kids are expected to be competent enough to independently fulfil all of their school-set obligations. By helping them too much, you can send the message that your expectations are low, and that they can’t meet those set by their teacher.
Let your kids know that you have faith in their ability. That you believe they are confident and capable. And that importantly, hard work is what’s needed to get good results. Offer them whatever emotional and practical support you can, and that they may need, in order to achieve their goals.