Mangalore, July 9: If any student in any part of the state commits suicide after SSLC or PUC results are declared, the teaching fraternity must also feel equally responsible and take the partial blame on itself, said Dr. P. Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya, Registrar (Evaluation), Mangalore University.
He was speaking at a felicitation programme organized by ABVP for students who scored good marks in the recently held SSLC and PUC examinations in Mangalore on Monday.
Stating that reading newspapers after declaration of SSLC and PUC results often turns out to be painful with reports of students commiting suicides, Mr. Yadapadithaya said that it is the duty of the teachers to guide students in the right direction and make sure that they do not get into a mindset which could prompt them to take such extreme steps.
Mr. Yadapadithaya also said that mere obtaining of degrees is not the objective of education. A degree which does not provide proper orientation to students as to what they must do in the future does not hold any value, he added.
Students who scored good marks in the SSLC and PUC examinations from various schools and colleges were felicitated on the occasion.