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Homework or no homework for students: Naeem-ul-Haq asks followers

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Naeem-ul-Haque took to Twitter and asked the social media users if homework for schoolchildren should be banned.

In his tweet, Mr. Haque said children would spend six to eight hours studying at school and then come home and spend one to two hours doing homework. “It leaves little time for other activities which are essential for healthy growth.”

Not just that, the nature of the homework assigned to students at the majority of schools is not aimed at enhancing learning but just to keep a student busy and in touch with books at home.

The PTI leader stressed that education and training should go hand in hand.

The education system in Pakistan no doubt needs a lot of amendments, from the syllabus to the exam format. As much as a genius this nation is, obsolete study course and practice do not let mental growth of students.

For instance, computer, a very much practical subject has been taught as a theoretical one, that too at junior grades; world otherwise for junior sections emphasizes practical learning and experimental tasks. To cope with the emerging new trends, and advanced information technology (IT), students need training from the very beginning.

Read more: In Pakistan public education suffocates under surging population

Not just that, the nature of the homework assigned to students at the majority of schools is not aimed at enhancing learning but just to keep a student busy and in touch with books at home. Though reading and writing is a good habit, there has to be a positive output too. Habits enforced won’t help in growth but just to pay a duty.

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