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Kwekwe Girl (15) Who Gave Birth At School To Return To Class

Kwekwe Girl (15) Who Gave Birth At School To Return To Class

The Loreto High School Form Three pupil who recently gave birth at the school hostel is set to return to class.

The learner went into labour at the school’s box room last week and delivered a bouncing baby with the assistance of the health focal teachers before being taken to Silobela Hospital for further assistance.

The 15-year-old girl’s parents were later informed of the incident and they took her home in Gweru where she is reportedly in good health.

Government policy is that girls who give birth are allowed to return to school and continue with their education.

What they said

Loreto High School headmaster Phillip Mapiravana said the pupil was free to return to school and continue with her education. He said:

The girl is welcome to return to school whenever she feels that she is ready.

We are guided by the Education Amendment Act of 2020 which makes it a fundamental right to access education even after giving birth.

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education spokesperson, Taungana Ndoro said:

We have dispatched our learner welfare department to provide socio-psycho support to the pupil as well as other pupils at the school.

Our Education Amendment Act makes it mandatory for every learner to access education.

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education chairperson Torerai Moyo said:

The learner goes on leave for maybe two to three weeks upon giving birth and then resumes classes. Her fundamental right to education is guaranteed.

She must feel comfortable in class because her rights are enshrined in the Constitution.

The girl should not be stigmatised when she returns to class. The Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education however urges pupils to abstain from sex which results in early pregnancies.

Pediatrician, Dr Crispen Ngwenya, who is also Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) Midlands Chapter president, said:

We might need to give her enough time for her to come to terms with the situation and find herself again. She needs to rest for a long period because this is a complicated issue.

He added that while normal maternity leave is about 90 days, the pupil might require a year or so before she resumes lessons.

Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe Kwekwe Chapter chairperson, Roswitter Matsveru said:

I think it’s good that the parents have considered readmitting the child back to school although I feel that they should try and find another school for her because she will not cope.

Chief Weight Gwesela said men who engage in sexual relations with underage girls should be punished severely. He said:

We should be educating our society about the dangers of sexually abusing children.

We should impose harsh sentences and for me, I take these matters seriously and will continue to fight in the corner of the Girl Child.

The girl reportedly transferred to Loreto High School at the beginning of the Third Term last year.

Therefore, chances are high that she was already pregnant when she enrolled at the Roman Catholic-run boarding school. | Chronicle

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32 Comments

C10 Munhumutapa 1 week ago

Pakaipa


CIO MUNHUMUTAPA 1 week ago

Mjolo the Pandemic
Mjolo is now a pandemic because ma1 aya


1 week ago

Finish @15 haaa zim sooo kaaa


CIO MUNHUMUTAPA 1 week ago

Yaita sei Zim

Big Dhara Munhu Mukuru 1 week ago

She has to go to another school. Coz uko ku lerato hahahah anoswera achibvunzwa kuti zvainakidza here pawairara neDhara. Plus anotozopihwa nickname yekuti Mai Ningi. Its not healthy for her to go back to the same school


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Big Dhara Munhu Mukuru 1 week ago

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PVC 1 week ago

don't keep on referring her to the girl she is now a mother. makaramba michiti girl anomitiswa futi. Ayizve it's better to say child not girl


Tete 1 week ago

Mwana anofanira kuvhurwa nzeve after 3 months

pk 1 week ago

baba wemwana akazvarwa varikuti kudii uye ndiani.

1 week ago

She is now a woman not a child

Stallion 1 week ago

nyaya dzakadayi dzinotyisa savaravi venyaya tayirava kudayi mibvunzo inowanda kupfuura mhinduro dzacho. chekutanga mwana mudikisa uyu akamunhumburisa ndiyani mutemo wenyika unoti chii nekurara nemwana wezera iri vese vataura nezvenyaya iyi hapana kana imwe zvake ada kutaura nezvekuti nhubu iyi ibatwe iyende kujeri vange vachingotaura nezvekudzokera kwemwana kuchikoro ko akamushinhira anoyitwa seyi uye ndiyani kuviga viga nyaya yakayipisisa mapurisa aripiko . hama dzangu tisapembedza zvakaipa fumurayi tava kuyenda kumawere


Her boyfriend 1 week ago

I'm also 15 and her parents knew i was her lover.....both of our parents are in good books

NHUBU 1 week ago

😜😜😜😜😜🤣🤣🤣🤣both of our parents are in good BOOK🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷

Stallion 1 week ago

nyaya dzakadayi dzinotyisa savaravi venyaya tayirava kudayi mibvunzo inowanda kupfuura mhinduro dzacho. chekutanga mwana mudikisa uyu akamunhumburisa ndiyani mutemo wenyika unoti chii nekurara nemwana wezera iri vese vataura nezvenyaya iyi hapana kana imwe zvake ada kutaura nezvekuti nhubu iyi ibatwe iyende kujeri vange vachingotaura nezvekudzokera kwemwana kuchikoro ko akamushinhira anoyitwa seyi uye ndiyani kuviga viga nyaya yakayipisisa mapurisa aripiko . hama dzangu tisapembedza zvakaipa fumurayi tava kuyenda kumawere


1 week ago

Schoogirls4**


Anonymous 1 week ago

Baba vacho how old is he? Vasikana vakaita nhumbu variunder age let them go kuprobotion kut vatye kuvhu.rira or kuta s€x nemadhara


1 week ago

Kwana iwe

marange 1 week ago

kuno kwamarange mutemo iwoyu hausati wasvika wekuti 15 years achiri mwana pa 12years anenge atova pa barika aine 3vana


PVC 1 week ago

there's something fishy sey nhubu iyi isina kumbobvira yatsvagwa kana kuti dzatsvagwa inogona kunge isiri 1 asi pane akazomitisa.chakasaka kuti atransfer chii. last year kubva kwaakanga ari


NHUBU 1 week ago

so I am now changing my name NHUBU, because it seems its not a good NAME

Mubereki 1 week ago

I nhumbu dzema teacher idzodzo


Gavyn 1 week ago

Maghetto youths zvotimakisa zvekurara nema15 year old. Unenge wanyatsochivei pakamwana kudiki kudaro nhai


gora 1 week ago

pakaipa wena


getto 1 week ago

kamwana kacho kachibhora ndakatadza kuzvidzora ndinodzoka nerweseri kana mati ndiende kujeri


Chinyama 1 week ago

vanha vakuda zvinhu vachiri vadiki ,she is still young mwana uyu


XXX 1 week ago

Tsvagai munhu wacho akamuyitisa pamuviri maybe ndi teacher wekwaakabva. Munhu ngaasungwe


Mafirakureva 1 week ago

munhu anozikanwa asi anotyisa mauntouchable they are above the laws of the soil

Citizen 1 week ago

Ko sei pindula usna kutiudza church yemuskana iyeye



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