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Irish firm launches 'Rollcall' app to help monitor school absenteeism

National Education Welfare Board research from 2012 showed that over 56,000 students miss school each day in Ireland.

TEACHERS CAN NOW record absenteeism in their class at the touch of a button.

Irish software firm SalesPulse have launched an app which allows teachers to use their smartphones to record those students who are absent.

Designed to work in conjunction with their existing PC-based rollcall system, updates via the app will automatically update the schools centralised log, which is currently installed in over 300 schools throughout Ireland.

The release of the app comes less than a year after research by the National Education Welfare Board found that over 56,000 students miss school each day, consisting of approximately 31,400 primary and 24,700 secondary school students.

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