In Japan, the problem of truancy has been pointed out since the 1950s when compulsory education began. The causes of truancy are various, for example bullying, a dislike for studying, and lack place to stay at school. Some people say that truants are idle and that they should go to school. In my opinion, if truants really don’t want to go to school, they should not necessarily have to go to school. There are two main reasons for this. First, truants need to rest. Second, we have to protect truants from committing suicide.
First, truants need to rest. They are tired because they don’t want to go to school but think they have to go to school. It is important not to make childlen who feel uneasiness and fear strongly keep up. They have to have a rest at home which they can feel easy.
Second, we have to protect truants from committing suicide. Recently, I have heard the news that students who were bullied or inflicted physical punishment committed suicide. If truants are suffering at school, we should not force them to go to school. Life is the most important because if you die, you can’t do anything.
To conclude, if students don’t want to go to school, they should not necessarily have to go to school. They need to rest by leaving from school. We must not make them commit suicide. Children have their own pace and we respect their pace.