Min­istry to look into re­duc­ing pupils' heavy load

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: The Sarawak Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy will look for the best way to re­duce the load of text books and ex­er­cise books car­ried by pupils to school.

Its min­is­ter Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Ja­wong said his min­istry would look into the mat­ter as it is not cor­rect to carry school bags that were too heavy.

He also agreed with the cau­tion made by Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid on Thurs­day to not over­load the pupils.

"Among the best ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem in the world is Fin­land, in Fin­land stu­dents do not have any home­work and they only sit for the exam at the age of 16, they do not have any home­work, so what that does mean? They do not carry any books," he said.

He told reporters this af­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing at the clos­ing of the In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Bor­neo Book Pub­lish­ing 2017 in Univer­siti Malaysia Sarawak (Un­i­mas) yes­ter­day.

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