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: