Following the call by the Education ministry to allow pregnant and breastfeeding teenage mothers to return back to school, Kasese district registered 117 teenage mothers and 72 pregnant girls in 2021 have enrolled for classes, the inspector of schools in charge of special needs, Ms. Mosh Krutsumu has announced.
She also indicated that data from the departments routine monitoring and support supervision after opening schools on Jan 2022 from 58 schools showed that 157 girls had been pregnanted. Ms.Krutsumu on statistics….
She however couldn’t reveal the identities of the girls to avoid unfortunate incidences of stigma and discrimination.
Ms. Krutsumu made the remarks this afternoon at a stakeholders meeting held at Rukoki district headquarters council hall in Kasese town.
She urged girls still at home to follow suit by joining schools and proceed with academics.
Kasese district chairperson for interfaith committee, Rev. Ezra Yongeza Mukonzo pledged to sensitize parents against teenage pregnancy and early marriages.Rev. Mukonzo speaking…
Kasese district secretary for social services, Hon. Joyce Biira Kiripi called for collaborated efforts towards ending early marriages.
Hon. Kiripi speaking……
The meeting attracted sub-county chiefs, head teaches and civil society organizations.END