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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 […]

Grade 11 North West Pupil Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Grade 1 Pupil To Death

Grade 11 North West Pupil Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Grade 1 Pupil To Death

A North West high school pupil has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 7-year-old Grade one pupil to death in Makapanstad. The incident happened at the Dikeledi Makapan Primary School which the Grade 1 pupil attended. It is alleged that the Grade 11 pupil (17) stabbed the younger pupil multiple times after a fallout with […]

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

As the world marks the International Day of the Girl on Thursday, girls in South Sudan are calling on their government to do more to help them receive an education. Low teacher pay and unqualified teachers are among the problems facing South Sudanese girls, and they want their nation’s leaders to do something about it. […]

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Burundi refugee children at Furaha Primary School in Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania, study in a makeshift classroom under the trees. UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin Four million refugee children do not attend school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. This is an increase of half a million of out-of-school refugee children […]

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

 Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. Pregnant schoolgirls in Sierra Leone will be banned from classes and exams despite sweeping new government measures to improve access to education for all, a state spokesman said on Thursday. The West African country introduced the ban on […]

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