I’d never guess, but apparently professorship can be rated as a high risk job. In our tiny island of Singapore, look at how many professors have been injured on the job. It seems like the university can be very much as stressful an environment as the “outside” commercial world. Who would have thought so? Perhaps our students and academia are too strung up. Okay, clearly so, our education system in Singapore is far too competitive.
Today’s incident is about the NTU student who stabbed his professor. Something is seriously wrong. In the US, they worry about random shootings. No guns allowed in Singapore, so we have stabbings instead. Not that it is any better.
Time to redesign our education system. Something must be very wrong if, when the children go to school, it’s the parents who feel stressed.