Absenteeism :Ogun Govt Reads Riot-Act To Learners - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, April 25, 2022

Absenteeism :Ogun Govt Reads Riot-Act To Learners

Ogun State Government has threatened to sanction any of its learners in public primary and secondary schools across the State, who fails to resume on the first day of resumption without genuine reasons.

The  State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu read the Riot-act on Monday, during his monitoring of schools within the Abeokuta axis for resumption of 2021/2022 Third Term Academic activities.

Arigbabu warned that learners who were absent for the first day would be required to write formally to give reasons for their absence, positing that tenable reasons would be considered and pardoned, while those that were absent intentionally would be sanctioned accordingly.

  He added that a welcome test would be one of the prerequisites for the third term learners’ promotion to another class, urging the learners to always take their studies seriously.

“I want to tell you that I am impressed at the turn out of our learners for the new term, though some of them are absent and did not write the welcome test, which will form part of their continuous assessment. This will invariably affect their marks at the end of the term”, the Commissioner submitted.

Arigbabu called on parents to continually support the government’s efforts toward ensuring discipline, thereby promoting academic excellence in schools.

In their remarks, the Principals, Baptist Boys High School (Senior), Saje, Mr. Oluseyi Kushimo, and Mrs. Opeoluwa Odunaya of Ilugun High School (Senior) said learners that were present in their schools had written the welcome test and teachers were ready to perform their duties optimally.

Schools visited include, Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Baptist Boys’ High School, Saje, Ilugun High School, Ilugun, Saje High School, Saje, Unity High School, Ago-Ika, and Abeokuta Girls’ Grammar School, all in Abeokuta metropolis.

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