31 Mar '14, 12am

Are students spending too much time on CCAs?

Are students spending too much time on CCAs?

Madam Lee Hui Ling's daughter was in for a shock when she joined her secondary school band. She has practice three times a week - a total of 12 hours - and there is even more during performances and competitions. This was a jump from her once-a-week Chinese orchestra practice of five hours in primary school. As a result, the Secondary 2 student in an independent girls' school is exhausted when she goes home around 7pm. By the time she goes to bed after homework, it is past midnight or 1am. Like her, many students involved in co-curricular activities (CCAs) - compulsory for those in secondary school - end up with little time for rest and homework, say parents, who are asking if the Ministry of Education should review the time spent on such activities.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story...

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