The government has taken a decision to lower the number of subjects that students have to offer at the G.C.E. Nowadays in our nursery schools, children are taught very difficult things that even an adult will not grasp easily. Dr. N. Kumaranayake Clinical Psychiatrist, says that reducing the O/L examination subjects is the only solution for reducing anxiety and depression among children. The two important barriers in examinations for a student are the G.C.E Ordinary Level examination (which determines entrance to G.C.E Advanced level) and the G.C.E Advanced Level examination which determines University entrance. It is well known that stress is associated with the development of anxiety and depression, and a relationship between stress, anxiety and depression is well established.
Source: Sunday Observer October 13, 2018 19:18 UTC