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Learner absenteeism in the South African Schooling System
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Researched for The Department of Education. (July 2007)


Article Summary
This study was commissioned by the Department of Education to investigate learner absenteeism in South African schools. It was initiated in late 2006 and conducted during January to July 2007. The purpose of the study was to investigate the incidence of learner absenteeism in the country, the reasons why learners absent themselves from schools and examine the systems that exist to monitor and reduce learner absenteeism.

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