Tue, 25 Oct 1994

History books need reviewing

DILI, East Timor: A re-evaluation of the history books used in schools is necessary to maintain children's interest in the subject, an official of the local museum says.

Head of the Dili museum Paulus Susilo was quoted by the Antara news agency as saying that schoolchildren would better understand national history if they knew their local history first.

Teachers, he said, also need to present the subject in a more creative way so children do not lose interest so easily.

"Whenever a bird flies past the window, it seems our children are lost for the day," he said. (pwn)