Eutan Tarawa Council Supports 100% School Attendance in its Primary Schools

The ETC is suppoNorth Tarawa Childrenrting full school attendance of by students in North Tarawa. In several villages on the island, village communities are making regulations that are resulting in 100% attendance of pupils in Primary schools.

In Abaokoro Village, where the Council has its headquarters, children are not allowed to miss lessons and roam around at night after 10 pm during weekdays. Parents are penalized $5 for each day their children miss school and taken to court by the Village Chairperson, for more strict penalties if the offense is repeated.

In some Kindergarten and Primary schools, and, with the assistance of the Samaritan Sisters, English is being widely used as a means of instructions and for communication amongst the students and teachers at the school compounds.

The Mayor, Harry Tekaiti, said that he is fully supportive of the developments since his vision is for North Tarawa to become a developed island through education and private sector development.


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