By Eric Haurupma – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Students who have been continuously missing classes for 30 days, will be excluded from studies.
This was the message from Christine Tsuga, Head Teacher of St. Theresa’s Primary School, in Port Moresby.
Tsuga said this policy, sanctioned by the Education Department, is effective for all schools in the country.
With the Government’s Tuition Fee Free Education Policy, many schools in the country have seen an increase in student’s enrollments this year.
The Education Department has played an important role in the implementation of policies that safeguard the academic welfare of these students.
And one of the set policies invoked and effected by schools is to monitor student attendance.
Speaking to EMTV News yesterday, St.Theresa’s Primary School Head Teacher, Christine Tsuga, said there are specific education policies that deal with students attendance.
“Students missing classes for 30 days will be terminated according to education policy,” she said.
However, they will be considered for medical reasons and genuine reasons on appeal through the Education Department.