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Teenage Mothers Returning To School

Teenage Mothers Returning To School

Some teenage girls in Ntabazinduna who had dropped out of school after falling pregnant when schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to school.

An estimated 5 000 school girls countrywide fell pregnant last year during the lockdown and had to drop out of school.

According to the National Aids Council (NAC), Nhlambabaloyi Secondary in Matabeleland North Province had about 30 girls who dropped out of school in September 2021 after they fell pregnant during the lockdown.

The majority of the girls have reportedly returned to school after they were assisted with funds by Plan International. Councillor for Ward 6 in Ntabazinduna, Alexander Mkandla said:

These figures are from last year and the school children did drop out of school due to pregnancy and some have returned to school already, after giving birth.

They were taken by Plan International, however, not all of the girls returned to class.

The high rate of teenage pregnancy has been blamed on the prevalence of gold panning in the area.

Mkandla said some learners failed to return to school because they were ashamed of their situation while others got married.

He said the community welcomed the move to have the girls return to school.

The Government’s new position is that pregnant learners should be allowed to give birth and return to school to continue with their studies.

Previously, pregnant learners would be expelled from classes and fail to complete their studies.

It was considered unfair since only girls were expelled from school while the boys responsible for the pregnancies were allowed to continue with their education.

More: The Sunday News


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17 Comments

mufakosi 1 month ago

yah vabaya dede nemukanwa ngavaende kuzvikoro zvevakuru nokuti mwana wese aripachikoro ichocho anobva awona sezvakanaka saka nesuwo vabereki tinenge tisina simba pakucontrola vana vacho


o 1 month ago

anzi dambudziko riripanhau ye gold panning. todii nazvo, to-banner here vanhu kuchera goridhe zvakuriko kurikubva dambudziko.


o 1 month ago

anzi dambudziko riripanhau ye gold panning. todii nazvo, to-banner here vanhu kuchera goridhe zvakuriko kurikubva dambudziko.


o 1 month ago

anzi dambudziko riripanhau ye gold panning. todii nazvo, to-banner here vanhu kuchera goridhe zvakuriko kurikubva dambudziko.


h 1 month ago

akati kna munhu wamvana hauchadzidza ndiani zvimwe zvacho zvinongodawo njere sooo..imagine iri hanzvadzi yako iwee msoro bhangu


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Kurai 1 month ago

Plan International ngaivake zvikoro zvevakuru kwete kuda kuunza mvana kuzvikoro zvevana.


kushinga 1 month ago

vana ivava vachatoshinga vachasekwa zvemhando yepamusoro
Vana.vaadiki vanoseka
going private is better.r join the adult classes ku.zuo


Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

Noble idea in a ruined country, thank you NGO do this. Then you hear some drunken master of drama saying let's chase away these NGOs 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. 42 years of toiling under ZANU-PF is not a kids game.


tanakastyle 1 month ago

this move is a wise one , everyone must be given a chance to keep on studying despite the fact that she messed up at 1st


🚩 1 month ago

I ᴘᴇʀsᴏɴᴀʟʟʏ ᴅᴏ ɴᴏᴛ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴅᴇғʟᴏᴡᴇʀᴇᴅ ɢɪʀʟs ʀᴇ-ᴀᴅᴍɪssɪᴏɴ ᴀᴛ ғᴏʀᴍᴀʟ sᴄʜᴏᴏʟs, ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴡɪʟʟ sᴘᴏɪʟ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴄʜɪʟᴅʀᴇɴ. Tʜᴇsᴇ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴇʀs sʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴀᴛᴛᴇɴᴅ ᴀᴅᴜʟᴛᴇʀʏ ʟɪᴛᴇʀᴀᴄʏ ᴄʟᴀssᴇs ᴀᴛ ᴘʀɪᴠᴀᴛᴇ ᴄᴏʟʟᴇɢᴇs ᴏʀ ᴘᴜʀsᴜᴇ ᴇ-ʟᴇᴀʀɴɪɴɢ ɪғ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴡɪsʜ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏɴᴛɪɴᴜᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴇᴅᴜᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ


solex 1 month ago

true

Addy 1 month ago

true youth AgreED great talk

Youth AgreED 1 month ago

what about those boys who impregnate these girls won't they spoil other kids. We have tolerated man irresponsiblitines which have caused so much suffering in our African world, that's why we high rate of poverty.

lady ju 1 month ago

kkkkk Adultery 😂😂😂😂 literacy classes

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Its a blessing in disguise, now that they are parents they will read their books to the last pages and pass with flying colours.

SOMETIMES YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE UNTIL ITS GONE😀 where are the boys?


Sean 1 month ago

Nyangwe mazamu ave eparty futi. SAKA kuparty kwedu tinezvese wena.


Executive Zvimbazi 1 month ago

off topic.🗑


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