Ogun Public Schools,70 Percent Attendance Now Compulsory - FIRST AWARENESS


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Ogun Public Schools,70 Percent Attendance Now Compulsory

Governor Dapo Abiodun

By Niyi Ogungbola
Any learner without  70 percent attendance in public schools will be debarred from writing any form of examination, the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has said.

Arigbabu made this known during a visit to Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, Onikolobo, noting that the step would tremendously curb absenteeism in schools.

The Commissioner who posited that the measure would reduce misdemeanor in schools advised learners to shun behaviors that would bring shame to their family, school and the State, revealing that no private school would be allowed to admit anyone expelled from government schools.

“Absenteeism of learners in schools is worrisome to us as government, this we believe is also part of the behavior that we frown at. We have therefore ensured digitalisation of names of our learners, which will make it impossible for anyone that does not record 70 percent attendance to sit for any examination”, he warned

Arigbabu disclosed that the learners of the school suspended for misconduct had been allowed to resume school after undergoing a series of counseling and manual labour.

Earlier in her remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye who said the erring learners had been rehabilitated accordingly, advised others not to stigmatise or abuse them, charging the learners to face their studies and shun acts that could undermine or destroy their future.

Responding, the Principal of the Senior School, Mrs. Tolulope Fasanya, appreciated the government for rehabilitating and re-integrating the girls back to school, promising that such an incident would not repeat itself.


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