Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls

Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure aimed at tackling gender inequality in the cla...



Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls
Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure aimed at tackling gender inequality in the classroom and discouraging many girls from dropping out of school.

According to Zimbabwean media, a legal amendment was announced last week and it seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented. 

The decision was reportedly made over fears of a rise in sexual abuse and unwanted pregnancies as schools have been closed since the Coronavirus pandemic struck.

Many parents of pregnant girls, or the girls themselves, decide to quit schooling due to the pregnancy, and schools do not always do enough to encourage them to stay, officials say.

“I’m expecting every parent and guardian and everyone else to understand that every child must be assisted by all of us to go to school,” Cain Mathema, the education minister in charge of schools, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation this week

“Every child whether boy or girl... has a right to go to school in Zimbabwe,” he said.

In 2018, 12.5% of the country’s roughly 57,500 school dropouts stopped attending classes due to pregnancy or marriage reasons - almost all of them girls, according to Education Ministry statistics.

Sibusisiwe Ndlovu, the communications specialist at Plan International Zimbabwe welcomed the new legislation as a step in the right direction.

 “This amendment is crucial in fulfilling the access to education right for all children – especially girls,” Ndlovu said.

COMMENTS

BLOGGER

/fa-clock-o/ WEEK TRENDING$type=list

RECENT WITH THUMBS$type=blogging$m=0$cate=0$sn=0$rm=0$c=4$va=0

Name

Adsense,2,Affiliate,2,Blogging,6,Corona Virus,4,Covid19,61,Gossip,802,health and natural,13,Making Money,1,Man United Updates,7,News,236,Premier League,3,Relationship,33,Sport Updates,487,Technology,7,
ltr
item
OrizuBlog is an award-winning gossip and news updates blog: Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls
Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls
https://alexis.lindaikejisblog.com/photos/shares/5f460c60b286e.jpg
OrizuBlog is an award-winning gossip and news updates blog
https://www.orizublog.com/2020/08/zimbabwe-makes-it-illegal-for-schools.html
https://www.orizublog.com/
https://www.orizublog.com/
https://www.orizublog.com/2020/08/zimbabwe-makes-it-illegal-for-schools.html
true
2000013119276157948
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content