Truancy or absenteeism is unapproved absence from class or any program. Nowadays, playing truant is a common and growing problem among the students and others who work in the educational field. For me, it should not be a common practice because truancy will negatively affect education. In Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Kota Bharu (IPGKKB), there are three main factors that make truancy a serious problem; lack of interest in study, personal matters and stress issues. First of all, most students who like to play truant is because they have no interest in their education. Usually, it occurs because students are falling far behind in their academically, so they think there is no point for them to study or in other words, they simply give up. Besides, students feel like they do not appropriate to their course when they always get low marks in a quiz or in examinations. Some students was forced by their family to further their study in this institute or they just get in only to get the allowance and instead of studying hard, they just aim to pass the exam. Secondly, students that have personal matters might lead them to play truant. For example, a student may face a financial problem. At the same time, a club organizes a programme which the student must take part because the student is a top council member. So, the student will not be able to join that programme because of personal problem due to lack of money. Furthermore, students may also face family problem. According to a warden in IPGKKB, the most prominent problem faced by the students is a family problem. The students do not have a good relationship with their family because of any factor like difference in opinion about something that can cause small fights between them. Even though it is only a small fight, the effect will lead them to play truant to show their dissatisfaction. Usually, some students that are in this situation, just need attention to share their problems. Last but not least, the...
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