Mufumbwe District Commissioner (DC) Masela Chinyama has bemoaned the high number of girls dropping out of School in North-Western Province.
In an interview with Pan African Radio news during the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) monitoring and evaluation tour of their projects in North-Western Province recently, DC Chinyama lamented that Mufumbwe District alone in July this year recorded close to two hundred girls dropping out of school owing to early marriages and teenage pregnancies.
And Dc Chinyama has observed that a number of girls engage themselves into sexual activities at young age which has contributed to teenager pregnancies and early marriages epidemic in the Province.
The District Commissioner says the Patriotic Front (PF) led Government would want to see more girls attain quality education.
DC Chinyama notes that promoting equal opportunities for girls in Zambia will impact on their subsequent achievements and on the status of their families socially, economically and health wise.
The District Commissioner has since implored well-wishers and cooperating partners to collaborate with Government in curbing teenager pregnancies and early marriages in the region.
“Number of girls dropping out of School in North-Western Province is too high” DC Masela said