Pregnancy keeps girls away from schools in Tanzania
Saturday June 25 2016
Thousands of girls in Tanzania leave school each year because due to pregnancy, says a global report on barriers to education. ILLUSTRATION | FILE
A Ministry of Education toolkit issued in 2013 recommends periodic pregnancy testing of schoolgirls as a way of curbing teenage pregnancies, “but omits the need to ensure girls have access to comprehensive sexual education,” the NGO points out.
The government adopted provisions last year that allow admission of girls to school after they have given birth, the report notes. It adds, however, that “many girls continue to be barred from re-entering education.”