Dec 9, 2021

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Tanzania lifts ban on pregnant students going to school

In a speech in Dodoma on Wednesday November 24th, Prof. Ndalichako said the government will now allow all students who have dropped out of school for various reasons, including pregnancy, to attend a formal after giving birth System to return to school.

She made remarks while describing the achievements of the Ministry of Education in the past 60 years of Tanganyika’s independence.

“Later today I will make a statement in which explains how students dropped out of school due to pregnancy and other reasons will go back to school, “she said.

Originally passed in 2002, the law was strengthened in 2017 by the late President John Magufuli, Pregnant Forbids girls from attending mainstream school.

After the measure, first introduced in the 1960s, school girls were often subjected to mandatory pregnancy tests and ris expected to be arrested if they were pregnant.

President Magufuli then argued that after having a baby, girls are too distracted to focus on their studies and that their presence has a bad influence on others Girls should have.

The same warning went to men who impregnate the girls who he said are serving long prison terms so that they can use their energies wisely.