- The Ministry of Education in the UAE has decided to stop giving students homework to ensure students make good use of their time in school
- The new rule when it goes into effect on Sunday, February 16, will be affecting 246 government-operated schools
- With the new change, breaks between subjects will be scrapped so every moment during school hours matters
Many government schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer burden their students with homework.
This new development was made known by the country’s Ministry of Education and reported by The National.
According to the same media, 246 schools which include 23 in Dubai and 233 in Abu Dhabi will effect the change from Sunday, February 16.
The acting executive director for school has said that the move was to make sure that students maximize their time in school.
With the new change also, there would not be breaks between classes as each will have a duration of 90 minutes.
A parent, Al Naqbi, also complained about how her children are always saddled with too much homework that they rarely have time for hobbies.
“My daughter is in grade seven and she used to love reading but had no time for activities she enjoys.
“I have to help my children and they get lots of homework. My husband and I often discuss that this is a problem for us a family as we do not get time to even sit together,” she said.
She said that it is a very good decision as it would allow her children to explore other things in life aside from what they learn in school.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Wilfred Asuquo, a Nigerian living in the US, narrated how he was able to break the stigma that is commonly associated with Higher National Diploma (HND).
He said that he was able to graduate with an amazing 3.30/4.0 CGPA despite the fact that many took him for an unserious student because he was into school politics.
Asuquo said he had to go to a polytechnic because he could not afford the financial cost of attending a university, and not that he couldn’t get admission into one.
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He even added that he had admission into three different universities for pharm*cy, medicine, and pharmacology.
On commenting on the bias between an HND holder and a university graduate, he said no one should ever allow that stop them.
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