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We all know that feeling of exhaustion, as we carried the heavy school bags back home under the afternoon sun after a full day at school. Do the current school hours really help hone children’s mental and physical abilities? Or are they just a burden on children and should be shortened? In this week’s online debate, we ask: Should school hours be shortened?

These are the statements that will be debated:

  • Instead of reducing school hours, engage children by making education more interesting.
  • Longer school hours instill greater discipline in children.
  • Current school hours along with commute time do not give children time to play and interact with their family.

If you would like to participate, send us an email at readers@gulfnews.com or share your views by clicking on the ‘Post comment’ link below.