There are many short term solutions and long term solutions to address the arising issue on pupils heavy schoolbags. As for the short term solutions which I believed will be properly address by many experts in the country in coming days, I would like to address the long term solution which sadly being ignored by many peoples in the country.
The issue concerning pupils lugging heavy schoolbags can be solve if we willing to take many efforts and one of it is by stop proposing many new subjects for our pupil to learn in our school.
It has been as an increasing new trend in our country where any social issues been which being raised and the simple solution to the problem would be by introducing a particular subject just to address that single social issue in our school.
For example, the issue concerning drug abuse among youth in the society, then come over concern individual or any NGOs which will ask the government to introduced a new subject solely to address the issue.
The issue surrounding bullying and gangsterism, same solution being proposed by same over concern individual and group which suggest similar approach to tackle the matter ie introducing a new subject on it in school. The issue on road safety, again similar proposed solution being put forward.
Not to forget, politician which keep reminding the people about the need to understand the history, the spirit of our constitution, the importance to value the multi cultural society that we are living in, each would require its own single subject to be teach to our pupils in school. Hello! What’s going on?
It would be unfair and cruel to force all our pupils in school to learn everything which the adult fail to learn in their life. Proposing new subject just to address every single issue in the world is totally ridiculous and sound very stupid.
There is no short cut way to teach our youngster about many social ills that we are now facing inside our society. Proposing new subject to address the matter is not the solution. If we keep asking the government to introduced new subject on every issue, then we will see the increase of stress level for the pupils in our school and also the never ending story on pupils lugging heavy schoolbags which being highlighted recently.
Instead of keep asking introducing new subject, the correct approach is by inserting all the arising social issues inside any existing subject which already existed in our school curriculum.
By this, student as well as teacher will not be over burden and would eventually in the long term bring an end to any arising issue that associate with burden like heavy teaching and learning workload and pupils lugging heavy schoolbags.