• It is an important part of a students’ learning experience.
  • It is defined as written or non- written tasks to be completed outside the classroom.
  • It is an extension of class work and relevant to the curriculum.
  • Includes studying or follow-up work to be done at home.
  • Should encourage children to develop mental discipline that will make studying more satisfying and more meaningful.
  • Promotes academic growth and responsibility.
  • Fosters creativity through independent
  • Aids in developing good work and study
  • Provides enriching opportunities.
  • Will finally strengthen skills already taught.


Teachers will determine the purpose of each homework, the quantity given, the frequency and the kind, as deemed appropriate to the particular subject.




  • Preparation Homework: given to prepare a student for the next lesson.
  • Practice Homework: given to reinforce what has already been taught in class.
  • Creative Homework: given to provide challenging learning opportunities.




  • Given with sufficient explanation so that students will know what is expected to of them.
  • Never given as a punishment.
  • Evaluated by the teacher.
  • Carefully planned by all teachers.
  • Meaningful and given in every subject.
  • Diligently carried out.
  • Expected back punctually.



  • Responding to school’s request for support in homework.
  • Expecting daily homework and insisting that their children complete it regularly and diligently.
  • Providing a suitable study atmosphere that is quiet, well-lit, and supervised, especially when student are using the computer.
  • Showing interest in the homework being done, but not doing the work for their children.
  • Making time for homework supervision.
  • Encouraging their children to look into newspapers, magazines and books and instil in them a love for reading.
  • Making sure homework is done appropriately, checking school diary and signing when asked.