Do not force technology on students

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 May, 1999, 12:00am

I do not agree that computer studies should be made compulsory in secondary schools.

This is because it is not feasible from the point of view of students and in terms of resources.

First of all, not all students are interested in computer studies. If the subject was forced on students, it would be a waste of their time and would diminish their potential in other subjects.

Moreover, there is no need to study computers in school. Students can learn outside school.

It would be better to make the subject an extra-curricular activity.

On the other hand, resources, including a lot of money, will be needed for computer studies.

The limited space in schools is another factor. As it is, there is not enough space for classes, so how can schools find more space for computer rooms? These factors should convince us that computer studies should not be made compulsory in secondary schools.

Tsz-yeung is a student at S K H Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School