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Teens who start school at 5.30am


PARENTS the world over will be familiar with struggling to get their teenagers out of bed on time for school.

But spare a thought for families in Indonesia, where pupils aged 17 are taking part in a scheme in which classes start at 5.30am.

Authoritie­s in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, say it is intended to strengthen discipline. But parents say their children – who are used to starting between 7am and 8am – are ‘exhausted’ by the time they get home.

The trial has even been extended to officials, who must be at work by 5.30am.

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