HE AND SHE SAYS: Should school holidays be cut short
My first reaction to this was definitely a ‘no’. After thinking hard, I still disapprove of such an idea. We, students, are very busy with all the homework and projects given to us by the teachers; hence, we need the holiday to complete all that work.
The school holiday is also a time for us to relax and have fun with our friends and family. Not all of the lessons will be absorbed by our brains, and some lessons may even be forgotten. That is why this period is the best time for us to refresh our minds and revise all our subjects. Regular school days are just like a holiday to me but we still have to attend school and tuition classes.
This is why I strongly object to the reduction in the number of school holidays.
Ilman Kamarulzaman, 14, Selangor
School holidays are always long awaited by students, because it makes them happy. Should the government give so many school holidays? In my opinion, the government should reduce the number of days assigned to school holidays.
This is because Malaysia has too many holidays compared with other countries.
We have the Sultan’s birthday for each state, the Yang Dipertuan Agong’s birthday, the newly declared public holiday for Malaysia Day and let’s not forget the many cultural and religious public holidays for the various races in the country.
Labour Day and Independence Day are standard public holidays. Also, students get to enjoy six weeks of holidays starting from the middle of November. In the middle of the year, students have the March holidays for a week, the June holidays for two weeks and the August holidays for another week.
These holidays will affect our attempt to develop as a first world country in line with the vision 2020 set by our ex-Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir. The more holidays we have, the less productive we are as a nation. Therefore, the number of school holidays should be reduced.
Yee Siew Kuan, 17, Perak