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Report: Over 40,000 Tanzanian Schoolgirls Pregnant, Dropped Out Of School


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Between July 2021 and June 2022, at least 42,954 schoolgirls in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania have dropped out of school as result of getting pregnant.

Report: Over 40,000 Tanzanian Schoolgirls Pregnant, Dropped Out Of School
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This was contained in the latest report by the Tanzanian Controller and Auditor General (CAG) which was released on Monday April 10, 2023.

The 2021 to 2022 CAG report tabled in parliament in the capital Dodoma said out of the 42,954 impregnated schoolgirls, 23,009 were from secondary schools, and 19,945 were from primary schools.


The report said impregnated secondary schoolgirls accounted for 28 per cent of 82,236 girls that were scheduled to complete their ordinary level education in 2021.

The report said the impregnated schoolgirls were from 19 local government authorities.

According to the report, the secondary schools with the most impregnated schoolgirls were in Kinondoni municipality in the Dar es Salaam region, with 4,652 girls, followed by the Newala district council in the Mtwara region, with 3,783 girls and the Misungwi district council in the Mwanza region with 2,570 girls.

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For the primary schools, Kwimba district council in the Mwanza region had the highest number of impregnated schoolgirls during the period under review with 9,045 girls, followed by Uvinza district council in the Kigoma region with 2,172 girls, said the report.  (Xinhua/NAN)

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