The Ugandan government has directed all nursery schools to stop assigning homework and organising examinations for students at that level.
The government gave the directive, during a review of the country’s education sector on Wednesday, to allow children to develop their cognitive abilities through recreational activities, reports local news portal Daily Monitor.
Primary schools were also banned from using entry interviews to select students who will transition to Primary One, the report added.
The op-ed report said children as young as three years old are given homeworks in some pre-schools which affects their socialisation skills which are critical at that age.
Some schools around the world have banned homework for primary school children which is deemed a strain on the brains of the children after spending seven hours in school.
The Sun Valley Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa decided to cancel homework for its pupils in 2015 as part of a research to measure performance.