Peace Chiu –
More than half of Hong Kong’s primary schoolchildren must tackle at least seven assignments a day, while some have to spend over eight hours on extra lessons a week, a teachers’ union revealed on Thursday.
The Professional Teachers’ Union, the city’s largest in the sector, emailed questionnaires to its primary schoolteachers between December and January, and received 425 valid replies.
Some 54 per cent of those surveyed said their pupils had seven or more assignments a day.
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Two out of five said their pupils had 10 or more assignments to complete over the weekend.