Schools in the United Kingdom are removing old-school clocks because students cannot read them, the Telegraph reports.
According to a head teachers’ union, educators are now installing digital devices after students taking exams complained they were struggling to read the correct time on an analog clock.
"The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations," Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders, told The Telegraph. "They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer."
Stephanie Keenan, head of English at a high school in London, said that her school has installed digital clocks in the exam hall after agreeing that many year nine, ten and eleven students cannot tell the time with an analog clock.
British teachers are sharing their experiences on social media.
"We discovered this a few years ago when some couldn’t read the exam room clock," Cheryl Quine wrote on Twitter.
get rid of something：慣用語，清除；除去；丟棄。例句：I just want to know how to get rid of my boyfriend without hurting his feelings.（我只是想知道怎麼跟男友分手，而且不讓他難過。）
as…as：慣用語，（用於比較）跟…（一樣）。例句：She is not as pretty as her sister.（她不像她姊姊那麼漂亮）。