DEBATE MOUNTS OVER THE LAW OF ALLOWING PREGNANT PUPILS TO CONTINUE ATTENDING SCHOOL
Written by yafmnews on May 9, 2019
Great Dyke residents have expressed mixed opinions over the ministry of primary and secondary education’s elaboration on putting to practice the policy on allowing pupils who fall pregnant to continue attending lessons in formal schools.
The policy stipulates that children may be suspended , excluded or expelled from school for misconduct , but an exception can be made in the case of girls who became pregnant.
Some residents who had a chat with our reporter Tariro Warara however were for the policy saying pupils should be allowed a chance so that they pursue careers so that they become independent in future while others challenged its validity saying the development promotes indiscipline among children.
Shurugwi District Schools Inspector, Mr Jameson Machimbire defended the law in a telephone interview with the same reporter saying as schools they support such children through the process as in most cases girls are victims of manipulations rape.