30 May '14, 10am

Don't give students homework for at least two days a week: MP

Don't give students homework for at least two days a week: MP

SINGAPORE: Let students be homework-free for at least two days a week, suggested Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC, Mr Lim Biow Chuan. He asked that this be made policy and called for the Education Ministry to reduce the primary and secondary school curriculum by 20 to 30 per cent. Speaking in Parliament on Friday (May 30), Mr Lim, who is also chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education, noted that some parents questioned why so much homework was being assigned to students, especially those in primary school. He added young students are stressed, with some having to work late into the night to finish their homework. "Parents fear that even as they set aside time for their children, it is their children who do not have time for them anymore." Mr Lim also suggested that students should be able to complete their homework within school hours, helpin...

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