Gov't concerned about school attendance of PATH beneficiaries
The Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson, says the government is concerned about primary level students on the Program of Advance Through Health and Education (PATH) who have not been attending school often enough.
Students on PATH are required to maintain a minimum school attendance record of 85 per cent.
But during her presentation to the Sectoral Debates in Parliament today, Robinson said some 22 per cent of boys and 17 per cent of girls have fallen below the minimum school attendance requirement.
Meanwhile, Robinson said the government is taking steps to stop child labour.
She said a child labour survey being conducted by the Statistical Institute will be completed by year end.
Robinson implored businesses to ensure that children are not working in their operations.