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Tanzania President ban teenage mothers from going back to school

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has placed a ban restricting school girls who get impregnated from going back to school. The President made this known while addressing Bagamoyo District residents during his three-day-tour of Coast Region on Thursday.
Magufuli accused some of the nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), which have been urging the Tanzanian government to allow teen mothers back to school, of being used by foreign agents.

“There are many things that girls, who are impregnated can do after delivery; they can join VETA (Vocational Education Training Authority centres), they can learn sewing but they can’t go back to school,” said President Magufuli.





According to him,  if such girls were to be allowed back to school, then they would encourage other girls to engage in sex.

“If we were to allow them back to school, one day we will find all girls who are in Standard One have babies,” said President Magufuli.

It’s understood that for some months now Magufuli’s administration has been pressured by some NGOs to allow teen mothers back to school but the President is giving no room to grant such decision.
The NGOs advocating for girls’ rights to education, are said to be urging the government to formulate a legal framework that would allow teenage mothers to resume studies after giving birth.

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  1. Very tough and complicated topic its
    I don’t know what would I say at HE’s position and in the position of the families affected

  2. It is not that all bad and it can help a lot most especially those who are not born intelligent. Also those who are poor can’t manage paying school fees mostly in colleges. The problem mostly is that most people once they test sex it becomes very difficult to change their mindset therefore really there is possibility share with others due to the experience felt in their past. He is not that all wrong but it is a matter of observing the issue on both sides.

  3. Is this man normal? This is one the reasons that make me the intellectual capacity of the black man to govern itself.

  4. We educate children. Once a girl becomes a mother, she is no longer a child. She can pursue adult education and/or vocational skills anywhere, but should not mix with our “innocent” primary/secondary school children. Big up Mr. President.

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