Department of Education issued Memorandum No. 392 which orders teachers not to give homeworks on Fridays for the students to have quality time with their families on weekends.
DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro justified the said memorandum as it will allow pupils to enjoy their weekends by playing with their friends and have bonding moments with their parents and other members of the family.
Do you still remember how our teachers give too much homeworks at the end of every week? Rationale: you have the rest of Saturday and Sunday to work on it. The result: lack of time to have enough quality rest off from school works.
Are you in favor of this DepEd memorandum? Why is it that such memo was only thought of now? We were so over and done with school! Haha. Exactly how precious weekends are for us who have the Monday-Friday office hours schedule? Really precious.
Weekends are intended for relaxation, for longer hours of sleep or for keeping awake, for recreation, for anything you want to do other than your school or office tasks. Saturdays and Sundays are the days of the week where we try to find a life afar from books and documents, from stress and pressures.
Pupils should not be deprived of a happy childhood. But bonding moments can be done anytime, anywhere, right? Maybe what’s better is for teachers to give homeworks which are manageable for these kiddos. Those which they can finish in a short period of time without sacrificing the hours that could’ve been spent for rest or playtime.
It’s all about proper time management. Don’t you think?