Expelling pregnant schoolgirls and leaving the boys is discriminatory – Ekiti first lady

The practice of expelling pregnant schoolgirls while the boys responsible for the pregnancy are left to continue their education, has been condemned by wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi.

The first lady of Ekiti State during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of Coordinating Directors and Community Development Officers of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state, expressed her disagreement with the practice. She described it as “discriminatory.”

Expelling pregnant schoolgirls and leaving the boys is discriminatory - Ekiti first lady

According to Mrs Fayemi, expelling a pregnant schoolgirls is wrong as all girls have the right to education, regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status.

She went on to say that pregnant girls face all kinds of punishments, including discriminating practices that deny them their right to education.

Fayemi expressed readiness of the state government to implement relevant laws, including the Child Rights Act, Gender Equality and other laws, to protect the interest of children.

Further revealing that sensitization campaign would hold in the state in August to increase awareness of the people on the importance of protecting the rights of children, particularly the girl-child.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Moji Fafure, solicited the support of women in the state for the Fayemi-led administration to fully achieve its goals for women and children.

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  1. Pls Ma’am that’s Wrong,The thing is Most of the Girls are not impregnated by the Boys in the School,No boy will want to have a Girlfriend in the same class with him
    She wont regard him,Girls grow a lot more than boys so if a girl is coming unto them,they “ll be wondering like is that for real?
    Girls @16 want to date Men old enough to be their Father or a little bit younger,but boys want to date the older women but those ones are too sophisticated for them @that point

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