117,000 Pupils Miss At Least 20 days Of School
Written 1 week ago by Sinead Hubble
More than 117,000 pupils were absent for at least 20 days in the 2016 / 2017 school year.
That’s the lowest rate of excessive non-attendance at post primary level in five years, according to new data from Tusla.
On an average school day, 27-thousand 800 secondary students were absent.
Psychotherapist and Birr’s Stella O’Malley believes the state exams are a major factor in students not going to school: