The Ministry of Education will be implementing additional measures this new academic year in an effort to reduce student absenteeism, ensure safety and to ultimately raise achievement.

Minister of Education, Girlyn Miguel in her back to school message stated that from this year the Ministry will be engaging the services of a “School Attendance Officer”.

She said the main responsibility of such personnel would be that of enforcing compulsory school attendance in relation to children of compulsory school age.

Meanwhile, Minister Miguel noted that a number of teachers are struggling with serious health issues and appealed to local educators to pay careful attention to his /her health.

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