Connect with us – Proudly Nigerian DIY Motivation & Information Blog

Crime News

2 Chinese Teenagers Commits Suicide Over Unfinished Homework Assignments

chinese teenagers suicide homework

May 3rd, 2013 – 2 Chinese Teenagers Commits Suicide Over Unfinished Homework Assignments

In an extreme case highlighting the immense pressure schoolchildren can face, two teens in eastern China committed suicide after failing to complete homework assignments.

In a highly competitive education system that emphasises rote learning and passing exams, Chinese students spend on average 8.6 hours a day in class and can expect several more hours of assignments afterwards.

State-owned media confirmed today that a 15-year-old boy in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, who failed to finish homework from a three-day public holiday jumped to his death around 11:00 am on Thursday, the China Daily said.

A 13-year-old boy in the same town got up at 4:00 am Thursday to complete holiday assignments but was found hanged on a staircase at his home two hours later, it reported.

“In a suicide note, the boy said he loved his parents, felt sorry for them and hoped they could bring lilies, his favourite flower, to his grave,” it read.

China has made impressive progress in rolling out universal education across the country, and according to the United Nations has a youth literacy rate of 99 percent. But many parents complain about the emphasis on rote memorisation and tests and the rigid teaching style.

Some students spend as much as 12 hours in the classroom each day, a 2007 survey by China’s Youth and Children Research Centre reported. They can typically expect several hours of homework on top of that.

Xiong Bingqi, deputy director of the Beijing-based 21st Century Education Research Institute, told the China Daily that: “Test scores are still an important evaluation, or the only evaluation, for a student to get admitted to college. Therefore it’s natural for teachers to leave heavy homework assignments,” he said.

[Story Credit: China Daily & PM News]



  1. Oyedemi jacob olaniyi

    May 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    It is very painful and sad but all the same parent should always be watchful of their children and be prayerful……may God almight be with that parent in Jesus name…Amen.


    May 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Its bad pressurising the little ones. May be its the one child policy which compels the parents to put pressure on their kids fearing that they might fail to make it in life.

  3. isaac monday

    May 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    may God save us,n parent need to b prayerful about der children

  4. Idoko Chuks

    May 4, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    End time is tolling on everything. All that man do today are wrong and we need to change or else more unfamiliar and sad things will continue to be happening.

  5. De-law John

    May 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    It a stupid & a family curse dat family need a serious total deliverance so dat it Wu’t happened again

  6. madu justice

    May 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    may they soul rest in perfect peace

  7. Jekpo saturday Noproblem

    May 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Whao!how ar d mighty fallen!d future leaders bcos of fear of capital punishment.CHINA NEED edu.changes.

  8. derrick

    May 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    life is not all about success the kid’s of chana should know that

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Crime News



nigerians fleeing abroad
In Ota Ogun State Latest News Updates

Outrage As Ritual Killer Murders Girl In Ota Ogun State

By November 25, 2022
rmd sammie okposo Latest News Updates

Richard Mofe Damijo Mourns As Sammie Okposo Dies At Age 51

By November 25, 2022
sammie okposo died heart attack high bp Latest News Updates

“Sammie Okposo’s Death Is A Shock To Nigeria” – Buhari

By November 25, 2022
sammy okposo dead corpse


To Top