Certain parents of school children have expressed opprobrium over what they feel is an extra long school term by certain educational institutions.
The parents, who requested anonymity, questioned why these schools will be running classes until December 15.
“The end of the year is at hand and for the young school children to stay cheerful when involved in a gloomy and exceedingly long term, especially with the onset of the cold season, demands more than a little child is capable of,” one parent said.
Stressed out children means for stressed parents, though they are making “Herculean efforts to maintain a calm disposition.”
Schools are meant, according to the rules, to hold classes for 220 days in a year and every school in the city should have met that requirement by the end of November, so the aggrieved parents wonder why the term will continue halfway into December.
“Parents deserve this holiday as much as the children do. Parents too deserve that extra hour of sleep,” one quipped.