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117,000 Pupils Absent For 20+ Days During 2016/2017 School Year.

: 05/16/2019 - 11:01

More than 117,000 pupils were absent for at least 20 days in the 2016/2017 school year.

That's the lowest rate of excessive non-attendance at post primary level in five years, according to new data from Tusla.

On an average school day, 27-thousand 800 secondary students were absent.

Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley believes the state exams are a major factor in students not going to school: 

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