Eastern Province Education officer Allan Lingambe says 257 girls have dropped out of school due to early pregnancies in the province. Speaking when Plan Zambia handed over two girls dormitories at Zemba Day Secondary and Tikondane Primary school in Chadiza last week, Dr Lingambe said the number of girls dropping out of school had drastically reduced due to good collaboration between government and stakeholders like Plan Zambia. “I would like to share that this year 2020, from January up to June, we took some statistical data to find out how the picture is in Chadiza. From January to June 2020, I have picked one district which Chadiza and the numbers have dropped for pregnancies which now stand at 13. That also is indicating that the numbers have drastically reduced and with this kind of collaboration, I know that we can even eradicate pregnancies in Chadiza district. This is against a total number of 257 girls who dropped out of school due to pregnancies from January to June,” he said.
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