School teachers face burnout, scores quit
Work pressure is taking a heavy toll on school teachers with many ending up in hospitals for stress-related diseases while trying to meet unrealistic deadlines ahead of the summer vacation. Unable to cope with the rigours of their excessively demanding job, scores have resigned and many more are expected to follow in the coming days, XPRESS can reveal. Testimonies gathered during interviews conducted with nearly two dozen women teachers picked randomly from various Indian curriculum schools across the UAE present a chilling story. “One of the main causes of concern for teachers is back pain as they often stand or sit for long hours, bend or crouch over children at their desks, lift young children or heavy objects,” said Dr. Sebouh Z Kassis, specialist neurosurgeon at Burjeel Dubai. "
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