Opinions & Features December 13, 2019 at 09:30 am

These heartless African countries stop girls from going to school because of pregnancy

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

Theodora Aidoo December 13, 2019 at 09:30 am

December 13, 2019 at 09:30 am | Opinions & Features

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In 2018 Burundi joined the shameful list of African countries that have banned girls from attending school because of pregnancy.

The country’s ministry of education issued the directive saying pregnant girls, young mums and the boys who made them pregnant can no longer be part of the formal education system.

The June 26 letter signed by Minister of Education Janvière Ndirahisha further directed that the affected teenagers be only allowed to join vocational or professional training courses.

Pregnancy is neither a crime nor a mental illness


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