7 June 2017

Tanzania: VP's Office Clarifies Ms Samia's Remarks On School Pregnancies

Photo: Daily News
A pregnant school girl (file photo).http://allafrica.com/stories/201706230688.html

Dar es Salaam — The Vice President Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan has condemned the rising rate of pregnancy cases among schoolgirls. However, according to a statement released by the VP office on Wednesday, the Vice President refutes claims that she supports pregnant girls' return to school after delivery.

On Tuesday, The Citizen quoted Ms Hassan as saying that pregnancy should not deny girls their right to education. She was speaking at a public rally in Mugumu town on Tuesday.

The prospect of a teen mother to be allowed back to school drew heated debate in the Parliament recently.

The Social Services and Community Development Committee and the Opposition asked the Parliament to push for a change in policy that would allow girls to resume their studies after giving birth, the Parliament was divided. It was on this occasion that former first lady Ms Salma Kikwete (Nominated-CCM) declared that she did not support the proposal.

More on This

Let Teen Mothers Go Back to School - It's Their Right!

We consider it strange that some of our MPs, people we elect to make (good) laws to guide our country to prosperity,… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The Citizen. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.