Gone too soon

March 18, 2013 2:56pm CST
My great aunts have all been teachers - grade school teachers, high school teachers, assistant principals. They served the public school system and dedicated their lives in molding young minds to prepare for their future and achieve their dreams. My great aunts were so devoted in their profession that they never married. They were that focused in rearing future leaders. They stood by their belief that education is a right, not a privilege. I write this piece because I am saddened by the news of a young girl who committed suicide because she could no longer continue with her studies at the University of the Philippines - the biggest state university in the country. The main reason? The school denied her enrollment until she could settle her tuition fees. All along I thought that this was the university for children from low income family groups. I guess not. I encourage everyone to read this article. Copy and paste this link below in your browser: ph.news.yahoo.com/up-manila-student-takes-own-life-070555702.html My heart bleeds out for Kristel's family. Rest in peace, little child. So sorry that you have gone too soon.
2 responses
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
There are soo many school opening same courses as what he takes. Highly educated people with matured understanding will ruled out that she may have another bigger problem. I think her parents are a little bit lacking on advice nor on assistance. Others blame the school what pity for immatured minds. Every schol have their own policies and standard to maintain and must always be for the interest of the general public not for a single individual.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
I have heard this news. Sometimes schools can be very harsh in extracting tuition payment from students. Those in charge of deciding whether to allow students to take exams or not on the basis of inability to pay should know how to read body language. I am sure that the poor girl must be showing all the signs in going to these school heads to beg to be allowed to be enrolled. These school heads should know psychology.