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Parents call for review of school hours amid children waking up at 4am

It is common to see children as young as five years old along the road at five in the morning waiting for their school bus.

The number of children going to school that early has increased with parents complaining of how they have to wake their children up at three in the morning.

According to one parent named Winnie Kabintie, his child started developing weird habits such as being withdrawn and claiming to hate school after his bus pick up time was changed from 7:40 am to 6:00 am.

“He was getting disoriented in class, concentration went to zero, he would get home straight from school and blackout on the couch. Doing H/W turned into war,” said Winnie.

Another parent on Twitter attributed the increased indisciplined cases among high school students to the pressure children are getting to study in pre-primary years.

According to the parents, the government needs to review school hours to ensure pre-schoolers and younger children get enough rest.

The parents also said children need enough rest in order to concentrate in class and be productive on their daily activities.

However, other Twitter users blamed parents for focusing too much on their careers and using school as dumping site for their children not caring what impact waking up early has on their health.

“Most parents have made schools dumping zone for their kids. They are running away from parental responsibility and giving it to someone else. Tiring kids so early in life. So bad,” Paul David said on Twitter.

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