What kind of trouble can I get into if I don’t go to school?
If you don’t go to school and miss it without a good reason, Truancy Services, MCOT, the Ministry of Education and Police may become involved. The government can also take your parents to court if you aren’t enrolled or are missing school without good reason.
If you’re between 6 – 15 years-old, an attendance officer may ask you for your name, your address, your school’s name and the reason why you aren’t at school. If the attendance or police officer is not satisfied with your reason for being away from school, they can either take you home or to your school and report the matter to MCOT.
You may also be punished by your school for wagging classes.