Primary school children in county Monaghan have the best attendance rate in the entire country.
Figures for the 2009/2010 school year show an absentee rate of just 4.9% among primary school children in Co Monaghan, the lowest rate in the country. In Cavan, the figure is slightly higher at 5.4%
When it came to second level schools, the rate of absenteeism is similar in both counties, with Cavan at 9.6% and Monaghan 9.4%
But at secondary level, almost 24 percent of absent students in Cavan were out for twenty days or more – it’s slightly lower in Monaghan at 19%.