12 Jun '11, 11pm

Our reader urges @MOEsg to give teachers and students a break during the school holidays. #SGedu

THE report ('Minister to visit schools after deluge of feedback'; June 4) said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat had received feedback from teachers that they do not have enough time to rest during the school holidays. It must also be brought to his attention that children are similarly affected. My daughter, who is in Secondary 3, has one week of extended curriculum time in the first week of the holidays. She arrives at school as usual at 7.30am, and with co-curricular activities, comes home only in the evening. She told me that those in Secondary 4 have two weeks of extended curriculum time. My daughter also has projects to complete for four of her subjects, and 20 pages of assignments to do. A check with some of my relatives and friends revealed similar situations. Some schools conduct lessons for children in Primary 5 and 6, and Secondary 3 and 4, for one or two weeks ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_679176...

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