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Parents warned: Enrol children in school

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KINGSTON – With the start of the new school year a day away, the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) is warning parents and guardians that failure to enrol their children in school and ensure that they attend could land them in trouble.The OCR said under the Child Care and Protection Act, this constitutes neglect and could attract a JAM$1 million fine (BDS$22 650), or up to five years in jail, or both.Between January and June this year, the OCR said it had received 85 reports of children not enrolled in school, and 564 reports of students who were enrolled but not attending. (AP)