"Boredom is the most usual cause of pupils losing interest in school", says the education minister.
A majority of young people, especially boys get turned off in secondary school soon after they arrive. If I were to pick out a fundamental reason why they get turned off, I would have no hesitation to say "boredom."
Speaking at a conference, the minister said that boredom was the root of many disciplinary problems. He said that it was essential for schools to alter their approach to teaching and to make the curriculum more relevant to the everyday lives of common young people.