Early morning wake-ups of our school children; walking zombies.
Researchers have seriously found out that most schools especially our nursery, junior, primary and secondary schools are starting off their daily activities, I mean learning before even 8:00am. Yes, I have woken up early sometimes here in Kampala only to meet very young shivering children walking to schools. Sometimes, I hear these school buses passing in our suburb at 5am calling up and waking up kids of 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, and 15 years to board for school at that time.
And yes, many of us (parents) are proudly boasting that our kids are in the best performing schools, after all they scored in Distinctions last term. But have we ever pondered what more we could be doing to our kids when we make them wake up at 5am every morning and return at 6pm as if they are soldiers? Read on.