Innocenti Research Report Time to Teach: Teacher attendance and time on task in in primary schools in Puntland, State of Somalia AUTHOR(S) Spogmai Akseer; Despina Karamperidou Published: 2020 Innocenti Research Report Teacher absenteeism constitutes a significant barrier to achieving national educational goals in many low- and middle-income countries, where teacher absence rates range from 3 to 27 per cent. While there is no data available from Puntland, State of Somalia, on teacher absenteeism trends, regional cases suggest this is a chronic problem facing many schools throughout Africa, with an average of 15 to 45 per cent of all primary school teachers absent from the classroom on any given day. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is beginning to increasingly prioritize the role of the teacher in the provision of effective time on task, and thus, has taken measures to deter teacher absenteeism. The Time to Teach (TTT) study seeks to address this knowledge gap. Its primary objective is to identify factors affecting the various dimensions of primary school teacher attendance and to use this evidence to inform the design and implementation of teacher policies. Specifically, the study looks at four distinct dimensions of teacher attendance: being in school; being punctual; being in the classroom; and spending sufficient time on task while in the classroom. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 80 | Thematic area: Education | Tags: child education, education, teacher training, teachers × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Spogmai Akseer; Despina Karamperidou 2020 Time to Teach: Teacher attendance and time on task in in primary schools in Puntland, State of Somalia. , pp. 80.