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Public School Attendance Officers Undergo Training

NASSAU, The Bahamas — “Education is a human right of our children,” said the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, August 22, at a training seminar for persons who will serve as Attendance Officers at the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training. The 25 individuals have been carefully selected from a current complement of trained COVID officers by a review committee in the ministry, and also includes new applicants.  Shortly there will be recruitment of officers in Grand Bahama and other Islands, Minister Hanna-Martin said. During the initial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic many children and young people stopped attending school virtually and did not return to school when face-to-face instruction resumed, she said: “Our information tells us the numbers are in the thous...