Ministry to look into reducing pupils' heavy load
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.