|Minister Dowers: Compulsory education law is in effect|
|Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:33|
The Minister of Education announced on Monday during a press conference that the Compulsory Education law is in effect on Aruba. All youngsters ages 4 through 16 have to go to school and it is the responsibility of the parent for the child to go to school until the day of his or her 17th birthday or the completion of a secondary education.
Skipping school to represent Aruba abroad and for treatment of illness abroad is possible, but permission has to be requested with the school's headmaster. Other exceptions are possible and all requests will be handled according to the situation on hand. The school has the responsibility to inform the parents and caregivers of their responsibility and the rules they have to keep to pertaining the compulsory education law.
Minister Dowers asked parents and caregivers to comply with this law, as it is being introduced in stages.