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Stop doing take-home assignments for your children — teacher says

Funmibi gave the advice on Tuesday and described that doing the assignment for the children nullifies the essence of take-home assignments.
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Lagos based school administrator and teacher, Awoyale Oluwafunmibi, has advised parents against writing take-home assignments for their children and wards.

Funmibi gave the advice on Tuesday and described that doing the assignment for the children nullifies the essence of take-home assignments.

She advised parents to avoid writing the assignments for their children or wards, as it defeats the purpose of these tasks. She explained that by completing the work , parents deprive their children of the opportunity to learn and improve their skills.

Funmbi said that instead of doing the assignment for the children, parents should guide their children to do the assignments themselves so they can learn and have a deep understanding of the subjects.

“Take-home assignments are also meant to deepen the learning process through practice at home for better understanding.

“The assignments provide an opportunity for parents to participate in educating their children at home as part of their contribution to the learning process of the child.

“As such, don’t do the assignments for your children. Help them to understand how to do tasks and let them do it themselves while you guide,” the teacher said.

She said that on the contrary, many parents were found to be doing the assignment for their children while others write for the children to copy.

“Others do not even have time for the children or pay little attention to the children’s assignments, as a result, most pupils come to school with their assignments not done or partly done.

“This is wrong. Help teachers to improve the learning outcome of children by guiding them to do their assignments and making sure they understand them otherwise the aim is defeated,” she added.

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