The paper claims Minister of Education Jukka Gustafsson plans to initiate a change to the law governing school discipline.
In practice, a work correction order would allow a teacher to order a pupil, for example, to clean up the mess caused by his or her actions. Current legislation prevents this.
In a recent incident, a school principle received a warning from the Deputy Chancellor of Justice for ordering a pupil found smoking en route to school to write about the offence.
In the opinion of Minister Jukka Gustafsson, a more modern approach to detention should be adopted.
“Instead of staring at an empty wall for an hour or two, more beneficial activity could be carried out,” he suggested.