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Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

More than 11,000 girls in primary and secondary schools got pregnant last year, the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education show. The data shows that, out of the 11,950 girls who fell pregnant, 2,885 of them were in primary school while 9,065 were secondary school students. ALARMING Bungoma tops the list of counties with […]

Zambian Teenage Girls Are Forbidden To Talk About Sex And Contraceptives

Zambian Teenage Girls Are Forbidden To Talk About Sex And Contraceptives

Becoming pregnant constitutes a threat to young girls’ health. That’s because they have a higher risk of maternal complications than adult women. In fact, these complications were the leading causes of death among 15 – 19 year old girls in 2016. And national data from 2012-2013 reveals that almost one third of women aged between 20 and 24 in […]

Dangote Donates N1.2bn Students’ Hostel To ABU

Dangote Donates N1.2bn Students’ Hostel To ABU

The Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated students’ hostel worth N1.2 billion to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The News Agency o Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hostel consist of 10 blocks of fully equipped complex with capacity to comfortably house 2,160 students. NAN also reports that the university had no additional […]

Pres. Weah Presses For ‘Self-Development’ In Africa

Pres. Weah Presses For ‘Self-Development’ In Africa

 President Weah said the advancement of the African Continent rests solely on the shoulders of Africans and not external partners whom he said, “often come with preconditions.” President Weah recalled how the African continent and its people endured difficulties towards their emancipation and development, noting that it’s now time that Africans come together to tap […]

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Teachers in Narok County have dismissed the directive by Commissioner George Natembeya for all upper primary and secondary school girls checks for pregnancy and female genital mutilation. The tests are demeaning and a violation of rights, said Charles Ng’eno, the county’s secretary-general of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet). RIGHTS Mr Ng’eno […]

Lamu’s Pate Village In Kenya Opens First High School For Girls

Lamu’s Pate Village In Kenya Opens First High School For Girls

The Bajuni community in Pate village in Lamu East is upbeat that the recent opening of the first ever girls’ secondary school in the region will improve the welfare of girls in the area. On December 18, 2018, Deputy President William Ruto, accompanied by other Coast leaders opened Pate Girls High School which was built […]

NGO Launches Scholarship Scheme for 100 Disadvantaged Women In Liberia

NGO Launches Scholarship Scheme for 100 Disadvantaged Women In Liberia

 In an effort to empower disadvantaged women and girls in Liberia, a local Non-governmental organization, Sherah Young Women Initiative has launched a scholarship scheme for 100 of vulnerable girls and single mothers in Monrovia and its surroundings. Speaking to FrontPage Africa on Tuesday, December 18 in Monrovia, the Founder and Executive Director of the organization, […]

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Charities Work To Brighten Malawi Girls’ Future

Two international charities have launched a program in southern Malawi to help girls in rural areas remain healthy and stay in school. The charities are running girls’ clubs in the Mulanje district, a hotspot of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Some 360 girls are taking part in the Mawa Girls clubs, which were launched […]

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Walk Out Of Delegation Meeting

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Walk Out Of Delegation Meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has staged a walkout from the meeting with a federal government delegation. The government delegation was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with […]

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

UNICEF Procures 4.7 Million Textbooks For Zimbabwe Primary And Secondary School Children

Unicef has procured some 4.7 million primary and secondary school textbooks to benefit 4,383 disadvantaged primary schools and 1,211 disadvantaged secondary schools in all 72 districts of the country. The textbooks were presented to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for distribution. This is Phase 2 of UNICEF’s textbook procurement: an investment of almost […]

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