Government preps lessons on how to help pregnant pupils

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Government preps lessons on how to help pregnant pupils

The draft policy stipulates no pregnant pupils should be excluded from schools, but some still kick them out

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The departments of health and basic education have jointly drawn up a circular that spells out how schools should assist pregnant pupils.

The interim measure comes as the department of basic education’s long-awaited draft national policy on the prevention and management of teen pregnancy in schools goes to the cabinet for approval.

Health department figures reveal that between April 2017 and March 2018, 117,010 girls aged 19 and younger gave birth at public health facilities, including 2,716 aged 14 and younger...

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