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Ministry urges parents to register children for new school year

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2013 | 7:18 AM

The Ministry of Education is advising parents and guardians to ensure that their children are registered in time for the start of the new school year in September.



Chief Education Officer, Grace McLean, says children entering early childhood and primary level institutions for the first time should be registered in May or June each year.



She says those entering secondary schools should register after the publication of their examination results.



McLean is also stressing that the registration process should be completed by July.



The Chief Education Officer is also reminding parents that every child, age three to 18 years, must be attending a school registered with the Ministry of Education.



McLean is advising parents to provide important information about their children to the school, including any illnesses.



She is also encouraging parents to read the school's handbook so that they are familiar with the institution’s programmes and policies.



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