The call came while he was speaking on his radio programme ‘Ask the Prime Minister’ on Tuesday3rd July.
He added that the government has been working hard for the past couple of months to introduce programmes that will assist parents as they try to keep their children positively and constructively occupied over the holidays.
He commended the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and the Ministry of Sport for their special effort to ensure that these programmes will be on-going now that school is out.
Douglas reminded, “All play and nothing but play” will cause students to fall behind; and he called on the adults to ensure that the children read one non-school related book over the vacation period.
He admonished that students should take time to review challenging school material before the new school year reopens, which will make the coming academic year far more manageable.
Measures such as these will help to shape a younger population that is focused, disciplined and responsible. He explained that that is what healthy societies need, in order to be inhabited by stable reliable and responsible adults.