The Education Ministry indicates marginal increase in the attendance of students on Ash Wednesday over the corresponding period in 2017.
It reveals that at the secondary level the attendance improved from 18.8 percent to 19.7 percent while at the primary level there was an improvement from 25.6% to 28%.
Teachers’ attendance the Ministry says continue to be greater than students’ attendance, as the secondary level attendance of teachers ranged from 65 percent in the Port-of – Spain and Environs Education District to 80 percent in the St. George East Education District, with an average attendance of 71 percent nationally.
At the primary level, teacher attendance varied from 72 percent in the Victoria Education District to 81 percent in the St. Patrick and North Eastern Education Districts, with a national average attendance of 78 percent.
In a media release this afternoon the Education Ministry said students’ attendance at the secondary level was low in all Education Districts, ranging from 13 percent in the North Eastern Education District to 30 percent in the Port of Spain & Environs Education District, with a national average of 28 percent.
The Ministry added that at the primary level, attendance was also low in all Education Districts, ranging from 19 percent in the North Eastern and the South Eastern Education Districts to 36 percent in the St. George East Education District with a national average of 20 percent.