Students more interested in play than homework

After-school programmes designed to help kids with their homework go largely unused, according to headteachers, who estimate that less than ten percent of students make use of the voluntary help.

Teachers bemoaned the lack of interest, while students themselves pointed to the timing of when the help was given as part of the problem.

“It’s right there when everyone else is going home, and who wants to do homework when you can play with your friends?” said one student representative.

The national school reform passed earlier this year requires schools to provide help with homework starting in 2014, but participation will remain voluntary. 


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