Students have welcomed the Education Ministry's decision to have them do less homework but some are worried it will affect their academic performance.
Chonnikan Pradupkaew, a Mathayom 4 student at Bangkok's Mathayom Wat Makutkasat School, said homework can boost students' knowledge. "Personally, I do not agree with having less homework. But if this policy is really implemented, the homework should be reduced by a reasonable amount," she said.
The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) last week told teachers to reduce homework set for all Prathom 1 to Mathayom 6 students under its supervision. The schools have also been asked to offer more outdoor learning activities. The office wants to keep students from getting too stressed.
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