A Losing Fight: Girl-Child Pregnancies in Tanzania


The number of girls in secondary schools has reduced to 45 percent, the Minister for Education and Vocational Training Shukuru Kawambwa has said. He has attributed the high drop-out rate to pregnancy.
  • Tanzania:  5,000 Pregnant Girls Drop Out of School

    Tanzania Daily News, 16 November 2012

    A TOTAL of 5,157 girls dropped out of primary schools due to pregnancies last calendar year, the Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, has said. read more »

Former U.S. President George W. Bush visits with students in a classroom in Arusha, Tanzania (file photo).

  • Tanzania:  Govt Reviews Law on Pregnant Schoolgirls

    Tanzania Daily News, 8 November 2012

    REVISION of the Education and Vocational Training Policy will among other things put into consideration readmission to classrooms of schoolgirls who drop out due to pregnancies, ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Legislators Divided Over Readmitting 'Mother' Students

    Tanzania Daily News, 5 November 2012

    MEMBERS of Parliament have been divided over the issue of reinstating girls who have dropped out of school due to pregnancy after they give birth. read more »

  • Tanzania:  5500 Students Terminate Studies in Rukwa

    Tanzania Daily News, 2 November 2012

    MORE than 5, 500 students from various secondary schools in Kalambo and Sumbawanga Districts, in Rukwa region, have terminated their studies due to a number of reasons. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Education Should Be First Priority - Former Leader

    Tanzania Daily News, 26 October 2012

    FORMER Prime Minister Edward Lowassa at one time told a public rally at a village in Mwanza Region, that the Fourth Phase Government under President Jakaya Kikwete had three ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Traditional Dances Blamed On Students' Poor Performance

    Tanzania Daily News, 21 October 2012

    OUTDATED traditions and customs are behind poor academic performance among secondary school students in Mkuranga District , Coast Region, the district council secondary education ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Massive School Drop Out Disturbing

    Tanzania Daily News, 13 October 2012

    TANZANIA has been cited as one of the countries with the highest number of child pregnancies, with 16,999 girls dropping out of school in 2006 to 2009. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Mothers and Babies Lives Can Be Saved With Proper Care

    Tanzania Daily News, 29 September 2012

    APPROXIMATELY 51,000 newly born babies die in Tanzania every year as a result of birth complications.Dr Hawa Kawawa who works with the office of the Regional Medical Officer in Dar ... read more »