A section of lawmakers has rejected government’s proposed guidelines in which pregnant girls should be retained in school to continue studying with their classmates even after giving birth.
At a meeting organised by Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) held at imperial Royale hotel Kampala, the lawmakers said this will negatively impact on the other girls in school.
The Bunya East county MP James Waira Majegere is one of the lawmakers against the proposal saying such girls should only be entertained at higher institutions of learning but not in primary and secondary level.
However, the FAWE chairperson Margaret Atim says 76% of girls drop out of school due to pregnancy related issues before joining secondary school.
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