Friday, May 20

High absenteeism in schools – every fourth student was home during the week – News (Ekot)

Students Irma Johansson and Ida Andersson at Hagaskolan in Dals Ed municipality.

Listen: High absenteeism in schools – every fourth student is at home

  • According to a survey conducted by Ekot, and to which more than a thousand schools responded, a quarter of the students were reported absent on Monday and among the school staff it was 23 percent.

  • This can be sick leave, quarantine or, for example, care of a sick child.

  • The teachers’ union believes that teaching should be stopped more often when many teachers are missing and wants to see an extra billion for substitutes in the spring to alleviate the effect of the pandemic.

Reference-sverigesradio.se

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