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Nhs career talk on class attendence and time use


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Do you agree with the statement that; Good attendance is critical in secondary school but it matters less in primary school?

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Nhs career talk on class attendence and time use

  1. 1. ““Time and School Attendance:Time and School Attendance: A Pre-Requisite for StudentA Pre-Requisite for Student Academic Performance”Academic Performance” NGORA HIGH SCHOOL Career Talk to Students Thursday, October 15, 2015 BY ROBERT AGWOT KOMAKECH Author & Teaching Assistant Tel: +256 774 181 052/ +256 752 181 052
  2. 2. Con’tCon’t There are many inequities in the world, but one thing we all have in common is the same amount of time each day. God has allotted 24 hours to each one of us each day. When one considers that there are 168 hours in a week where in the world with approximately:  56 hours for sleep  30 hours for class attendance  21 hours for nourishment  16 hours for worship & relaxation And there are still 45 hours left over to be use wisely for study purpose
  3. 3. Con’tCon’t We speak of the peak or rush hour of the day, or we tell family members to move on because we don’t have all day. We regularly use words like urgent, priority, or pressing. It is common to hear comments like: There just isn’t enough time in a day to do everything I need to do. I just don’t know where the time goes. I’ll try to find time, but I’m hard pressed for time at the present.
  4. 4. Characteristics of TimeCharacteristics of Time Most of us Value Time as a Resource. Moreover, it is a unique resource: It cannot be accumulated like Money or stockpiled like Raw Materials. We are forced to spend it, whether we choose to or not, it is at a fixed rate of 60 seconds every minute. It cannot be turned on and off like a machine or replaced like a man. It is irretrievable
  5. 5. How do you use your time?How do you use your time? This is because in everyone’s life, there is a special time for those purposes which you plan and for those which are planned for you. For instance: Time to study Time to work Time to worship Time to play Time to be happy Time to ….
  6. 6. Five Principles to put you on the Road toFive Principles to put you on the Road to Move Towards your PotentialMove Towards your Potential Concentrate on one main Goal; Nobody ever reach their potential by scattering themselves in ten directions eg Campus point Concentrate on Continual Improvement; Each day you can become a little bit better than yesterday e.g. football players Forget the Past Pastor Jack Hayford from Van Nuys, California said; “We can’t gain momentum moving towards tomorrow if we are dragging the past behind us.”
  7. 7. Con’tCon’t Focus on the Future; You can become better tomorrow than you are today. As Spanish says; “He who does not look a head remains behind.” the people you admire at one time were like you and some did not put on shoes at your age … African Proverbs says; “For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepares for it today.” Attend Classes Regularly
  8. 8. Question on Class AttendanceQuestion on Class Attendance Do you agree with the statement that; Good attendance is critical in secondary school but it matters less in primary school?
  9. 9. Con’tCon’t Studies show that better attendance is related to higher academic achievement for students of all backgrounds, but particularly for children with lower socio economic status.‐ Students who attend school regularly score higher tests than their peers, who are frequently absent Children who have poor attendance in kindergarten tend to do poorly in first grade; and that children with a history of poor attendance in the early elementary grades have lower levels of academic achievement throughout their school years.
  10. 10. Effects of Students’ Absenteeism onEffects of Students’ Absenteeism on Students’ Academic PerformanceStudents’ Academic Performance Leads to poor Academic Performance Students Drop out of school Graduating half-baked students Poor Curriculum Coverage Loss of interest in Learning
  11. 11. Effects of Students’ AbsenteeismEffects of Students’ Absenteeism on Schoolon School PerformancePerformance Affects the school image Lower the students’ enrollment Transfer of Students by parents Wastage of Teachers’ and Administrators’ time Affects the University/Tertiary enrolment
  12. 12. Best Practices to PreventBest Practices to Prevent Students’ AbsenteeismStudents’ Absenteeism Zero Tolerance To Student Absenteeism Rewards for Students with regular attendance Parental involvement and participation Rich School Programmes Effective Guidance and Counseling Good Communication Developing Students’ Mentoring Programme
  13. 13. Illustration on the Danger of LostIllustration on the Danger of Lost Time on Students PerformanceTime on Students Performance DAYS OFF SCHOOL ADD UP TO LOST LEARNING 175 NON SCHOOL DAYS A YEAR 175 days to spend on family time, visits, holidays, shopping, household jobs and other appointments 190 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR 190 days for your child's education 10 days absence 180 DAYS OF EDUCATION 19 days absence 171 DAYS OF EDUCATION 29 days absence A term missed 161 DAYS OF EDUCATION 38 days absence 152 DAYS OF EDUCATION 47 days absence 143 DAYS OF EDUCATION 100% 95% 90% 85% 80% 75% Good Best chance of success. Gets your child off to a flying start Worrying Less chance of success. Makes it harder to make progress Serious Concern Not fair on your child. Court action!
  14. 14. Major Challenges of DealingMajor Challenges of Dealing with Absentee Studentswith Absentee Students Interruption of Lessons Students being hostile/belligerent to Teachers Parents defending their Children
  15. 15. Approach of Dealing with UnexcusedApproach of Dealing with Unexcused Absentee Students in UgandaAbsentee Students in Uganda Slashing the compound Canning Calling a Parent/ Guardian Writing an apology letter Guidance and Counseling Suspension
  16. 16. ConclusionConclusion School attendance is part of the students’ academic success and parents have the responsibility to ensure that their children are punctual and regular in schools. The study has shown that attendance improves the academic performance of the student/schools, builds the students’ social and emotional skills, improves on students’ knowledge and employment skills, and reduces the risks of dropout. Therefore, to support students academically in and out of school; administrators, teachers, and families need to have a shared understanding of their children’s learning and work as partners to meet their academic and social-emotional needs.
  17. 17. Be a Good Steward of Time andBe a Good Steward of Time and Say Zero Tolerance toSay Zero Tolerance to Absenteeism!Absenteeism!
  18. 18. GOD BLESS YOU!