FILE: Proud Baby mother Rachal 13, with a year old baby John Kapapula having fan with former classmates before a public meeting held by Northern Province Minister Obious Chisala at Mutitima Sunkutu Primary School in Mporokoso

Ministry of Education in Northern Province has expressed happiness with the reduction in the number of girls dropping out of school due to teenage pregnancies.

Senior Planning officer, Kennedy Franshi revealed that a total number of 279 girls dropped out of school this year compared to 384 recorded last year.

Mr. Franshi said the ministry is happy with the response it has received from the community on the sensitization against teenage pregnancies.

And Mr. Franshi has maintained that the re-entry policy introduced by government is a deliberate policy aimed at giving the girl child a second chance to return to school after falling pregnant.

He added that since the introduction of the policy many girls who had dropped out of school have been re-admitted.

Mr. Franshi said the Ministry has intensified counselling in schools to sensitize pupils on the dangers of teen pregnancies.

He also added that the Ministry has also partnered with stakeholders to educate and sensitize members of the public on the importance of educating the girl child.

Mr. Franshi noted that the Ministry is committed to ensuring that the girl child is fully educated for the benefit of society.

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  1. I still don’t understand why you ban early marriages. If those girls were married, they wouldn’t have dropped out because of pregnancy. To say that a 14 year old girl is too young to get married but parents allow her to have a boyfriend and get pregnant is the stupidest idea. To argue that you cannot be married and go to school is also foolish. Nkandu Luo herself and many women attend University when they are already married. So why can’t a girl attend High School when she is married? You ban early marriages because White People in America/UK told you so. Why can’t you create systems that work for you? Getting pregnant before marriage is a recipe for under-development, these Muzungu’s know that very well. They know that strong families are catalyst for development. They want to keep…

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  2. I still don’t understand why you ban early marriages. If those girls were married, they wouldn’t have dropped out because of pregnancy. To say that a 14 year old girl is too young to get married but parents allow her to have a boyfriend and get pregnant is the stupidest idea. Nkandu Luo herself and many women attend University when they are already married. So why can’t a girl attend High School when she is married? You ban early marriages because White People in America/UK told you so. Why can’t you create systems that work for you? Getting pregnant before marriage is a recipe for under-development, these Muzungu’s know that very well. They know that strong families are catalyst for development. They want to keep you poor. Africans are dull People.

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  3. I cant believe a 13 year old has a i year old child…my goodness but good move getting them back in schools

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