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First day school attendance up on last year

Barely a third of public school students showed up for the first day of school on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. After one of the longest Christmas-New Year’s-Three Kings Day holidays in recent years, schools across the country reopened on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. The percentages for attendance ranged from 49% up to 70% in schools across the province, despite the Ministry of Education calling for 100% attendance on the first school day of the year.

The Ministry of Education urged students to not miss a day, but roll calls showed that only 34.7% returned on the first day. While still too low, the Ministry of Education said that in 2016 only 17.3% showed up for the first day of school after the Christmas vacation. In 2015, the back to school percentage was 31.37% and in 2014, it was 21.32%.

Attendance at public schools in the National District and province of Santo Domingo was higher than the national average, at 50%.

Source: DR1, Hoy

Jan 11, 2017

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