The president has defended his decision not to allow young women who have given birth to return to public school, saying "it encourages more girls to engage in pre-marital sex, this way we will destroy this nation". Critics however doubt this policy will achieve anything.
What is the Future for Girls After Magufuli Ban?
Citizen, 27 June 2017
School girls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said last week.In recent month, the government has been… Read more »
Young girls at a public school. The government should adopt a multi-pronged approach to address the issue of teen pregnancies.
Teenage Mothers Reaching Their Full Potential
At the age of 16, Sarah Kihongo's life was not like other teenagers. She was a victim of neglect and abuse, who lost her parents at a very tender age. The trauma to get pregnant as… Read more »
Kwimba School Gives Teen Mothers Another Chance
The schoolgirls chatter, compare homework and shuffle to class just like other teens, but there is something, which make them different. Read more »
Activists Slam President Magufuli for Teen Mothers School Ban
East African, 23 June 2017
East Africans and women's rights groups have condemned Tanzanian President John Magufuli's comments that schoolgirls who give birth should not be allowed back to school. Read more »
The former first lady, Salma Kikwete, says graduates and other educated people should focus on preventing schoolgirls from getting pregnant instead of trying to influence the ... Read more »
President John Magufuli accused some non-governmental organisations, which have been urging the Tanzanian government to allow teen mothers back to school, of being used by foreign ... Read more »
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