Humans are inquisitive creatures, plus we appeal to our curiosity basically through learning and studying. One of the factors that make Homo Sapiens different from every other species is its highly developed brain which it uses creatively to understand and survive in its environment. Man is known for manipulating his surroundings to a great extent especially during unfavorable conditions instead of man adapting to nature man makes nature adapt to him. Due to humans’ usually selfish desire to make their existence on earth as comfortable as possible, they have created multiple complex inventions. From large housing structures to complicated machinery, all of which are useful in one way or the other in the daily activity of humans.
Due to the more than simple way of surviving unnaturally manufactured by humans their offspring have to be subjected in their early years on earth to a stretched period of learning and studying to be able to become a functional citizen in a society they belong to. The artificially made environment in which this act is achieved is called a school. In broader terms, a school is a formal setting or an educational institution that is specifically designed to serve as a learning space for the equipping of students with knowledge by the teachers that will prove useful in the near future. Majority of the existing modern societies have their own unique school system that sometimes operates differently from others.
The difference could be the type of curriculum a particular school subscribes to, the mode of teaching, the quality of teachers as well as the time pupils are required to be at the school premises. This varies across different countries, while some countries are lenient on the resumption time for their pupils, while others are stricter on their students. Most countries in Europe and America are loose on when their students have to be in a learning environment, the resumption time could range from 8 AM to even later; 9 AM. This is dependent on the country and also the school, some schools in Denmark resume functionality as early as 8 AM, while the majority of schools in the USA start classes by 9 AM.
Most Asian countries like China and Indonesia are stricter on their pupils about the time they are to be in school. This could be as early as 6 AM when students must already be settled in their class. Resuming early or late to school both has their pros and cons. While an early resumption may be unnecessarily tough on learners, it creates more time to learn. Plus a student in this kind of system would have adapted to waking up earlier which is necessary when joining the labor force. Late resumption may be viewed as a lazy approach to schooling, it gives the students time to properly rest and prepare for their classes, which in a way makes them more susceptible to learning.
Different academic excellence has been produced from the two practices, therefore it is illogical to write any of them off. However, it should be noted that other factors affect when a student arrives at their study center and it is not only influenced by the stipulated time of resumption. These factors may include the distance from the school, access to transportation, parent’s work time, student’s discipline, and others.