Ogun Talks Tough On Learners Absenteeism, As Schools Resumes For Third Term

Ogun state government has revealed that there would be sanctions for learners that were absent during schools resumption without genuine reasons for such.

This development was made known by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu during the monitoring exercise to schools within the Abeokuta axis for resumption of third term academic activities, where he emphasized that the new term would be the determinant for the learners promotion to another class, urging them to not be complacent with their studies.

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

“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. Learners that are absent today, will be required to write formally to explain the reasons for their absence and be made sanctioned accordingly”, he submitted.

Arigbabu explained that the welcome test would form the continuous assessment results at the end of the term, he therefore encouraged learners to shun absenteeism and remain focused in their academics, he also called on parents to continue to support government efforts to ensure discipline are enforced and maintained through learners attendance, academic and moral standards.

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