Parents, teachers discuss student absenteeism at workshop

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PARENTS and teachers are urged to be firm in their duties and responsibilites towards children to prevent absenteeism in school.

This was said by the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) Acting Head of Counselling Career Department Hj Ali Yusri Abdul Ghafor during the “Parental Skills Porgramme” workshop held at the Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTET) yesterday.

In his speech, the senior government official urged parents and teachers to work cooperatively in adressing issues relating to the affairs of students, specifically concerning absenteeism.

“Among other objectives of this workshop is to encourage parents and teachers to work cooperatively and contribute their knowledge to the school,” he said.

The three-day workshop is organised by the Counselling and Career Section of Department of Schools and concludes today.

Nuraqilah Arsyad, one of the guardians who attended the workshop said that she found the workshop informative as it stresses on parents and teachers to be more concerned about the children’s education and attendance at school. “What I’ve learnt from the workshop is that students who attempt disciplinary violation in school could face a fine or imprisonment,” she added.

The Brunei Times