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Teenage pregnancy policy been introduced

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has invited the declaration that the Teenage Pregnancy Policy will be carried out from January 2022. 


The arrangement, which was as of late supported by Cabinet, will permit female students who are pregnant to proceed with their schooling, as do male students who impregnate them. 

"Early, spontaneous student pregnancies subject young ladies to financial difficulties, and the end of their schooling during that stage fuels the circumstance by decreasing their future monetary and work possibilities," Commission representative, Javu Baloyi said. 


Introducing a National Dropout Management and Prevention Plan to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) during a crossover Ministerial preparation this week, Basic Education Acting Director General, Granville Whittle, uncovered to the Council that around 120 000 students fall pregnant consistently with simply a third getting back to school in the wake of conceiving an offspring. 


It was additionally uncovered that more than 200 000 students didn't get back to school in 2021. 


The Commission has additionally hailed the NCOP for its definitive activity to hold a whole after 33 000 little kids fell pregnant in 2020, noticing that this is a positive advance in tending to the assault emergency, adolescent pregnancy, and measures to manage the scourge.

The legally defined sexual assault and high school pregnancy emergencies were examined by partners in our online course on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, which was hung on 31 August 2021, where specialists discredited absence of strategy execution to address the emergencies.

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