NEW DELHI: Congress MP Viplav Thakur on Thursday raised in the Parliament the issue of mushrooming of coaching centres especially in Kota (Rajasthan) which were putting excessive pressure on students to score high marks and compelling some of them to commit suicide.
The Congress leader also urged the Government to formulate a policy to protect the students from committing suicide to which the Government assured action.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Thakur said a lot of pressure is put on students to score high in competitive exams and even parents are pressurising students while endeavouring to meet their ambitions, leading to suicides by many students who are just of the age of just 18 or 19 years.
Citing newspaper reports, she said over 100 students have committed suicide and demanded from the Government to review the working of the coaching centres.
Deputy Chairman P J Kurien also said that the issue raised by her was a very serious matter and added that parents too put lot of psychological pressure on students and send them to these coaching centres.