Thursday, March 24, 2005

Truancy will be eliminated by a SMS service

The texting services that announce parents about how much their children play truant are expanding day by day. After Australia and England, a scheme to send SMSes to parents whose children fail to turn up at school is being rolled out across Scotland. Education minister Peter Peacock announced that the executive will pay for the technology to be fitted in around half of all secondary schools. The decision was made because statistics that one in five pupils in Scotland plays truant during the school year. The officials from Minister of Education think that modern technology can solve this problem. A small number of schools are already using the truant text alarms, where parents are sent either messages or automated calls or both, informing them their child has not turned up.


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