UNESCO, 2015. 7 p.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancies in the world. When a female secondary student falls pregnant, the practice has been to permanently expel her. This is the fate of approximately 6000 female students every year. This is anticipated to change within the context of the rollout of the new Education and Vocational Training Policy 2014. Meanwhile, providing alternative learning opportunities for young mothers who have been expelled from secondary education due to pregnancy has helped them to continue their education and provide evidence for advocacy towards more human rights-based practices for the education sector.
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