28.2 C
Sierra Leone
Monday, January 30, 2023

Pregnant Schoolgirls’ Case Heard March 4

HomeAYV NewsPregnant Schoolgirls’ Case Heard March 4

Pregnant Schoolgirls’ Case Heard March 4


Related stories

Milton Margai University graduates 400 students in hospitality sector

The Milton Margai Technical University (MMTU) on Saturday 28th...

Women urged to take advantage of the new Gender Equality Act

A Gender Advocate, Emilia Kamara-Jengo, also Co-founder and Programs...

“I am best placed to unite Sierra Leone” – Amb Omrie Golley

One of the intending presidential flagbearer aspirants of the...

Multi-Purpose Biometric ID Card to be Launched Today

The National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) will today 30th...

2023 Elections: Sierra Leone Supreme Court rules elections to be conducted on PR system

The Sierra Leone Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a...


The organization which has championed the rights of adolescent girls and conducted several other programs for disadvantaged girls in the country said their role in governance has been pivotal to promoting human rights.

Moses Mamh informed journalist that the ECOWAS Court would start hearing the matter on 4th March 2019. He reiterated that the Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police has catalogued a total of eight thousand, five hundred and five rape cases across the country in 2018 and went on to say they are happy with the government for recently declaring rape and sexual violence a national emergency

Martha Kanu-Sourie who is the National Coordinator for Child Welfare Society – Sierra Leone said in April 2015 the government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, imposed a ban on pregnant schoolgirls, prohibiting them to sit to public exams. She added that this occurred immediately after the end of the Ebola epidemic and the reopening of schools.

She further disclosed that a vast majority of pregnant school girls are victims of sexual violence according to a report from the Sierra Leone Police. She added that pregnant girls should not be left behind and should have equal opportunity to be educated as normal school girls.

Business News


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Previous article
Next article

Milton Margai University graduates 400 students in hospitality sector

The Milton Margai Technical University (MMTU) on Saturday 28th January, 2023 graduated 400 students from its Skills Development Fund (SDF) project funded by the...