Schools report poor attendance after rain

Schools report poor attendance after rain

Congestion in some of the main roads caused delay of school buses, and many students and employees arrived late to the schools premises.



By Afkar Abdullah (principal Correspondent)

Published: Mon 19 Jan 2015, 5:55 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:25 AM

Sharjah/Ajman - There is high rate of absenteeism among students in Ajman and Sharjah schools due to the poor weather, according to schools officials.

Congestion in some of the main roads caused delay of school buses, and many students and employees arrived late to the schools premises.

Speaking to Khaleej times Gamber Al Mazam, headmaster of Tiriam High School in Sharjah said there is absenteeism among students and massive delays of arrival of students who reached schools late due to high traffic.

However he said the rate of absenteeism was less than the same time last year.

Kaltham Al Ghuwais, headmistress of Musharif Model school in Ajman said that the rate of absenteeism among students in her schools is not high. “We provide awareness among students and parents on absenteeism which affect the student learning process,” she said.

Alia Hamad Al Sani, Headmistress of Aishah bin Abdullah School for girls said the rate of absenteeism is only ten percent. “But there are massive delay in arrival of students and employees of schools due to congestion” she added.

Top official at Sharjah Education Zone said that they instructed private and public schools to send it reports of absenteeism in order to refer it to Ministry of Education. They also asked schools to urge parents to send their students to schools and avoid absenteeism.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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