Schools for pregnant school girls and girl mothers commence
The Western Area Coordinator for the After School for Pregnant School Girls and Girl Mothers, Mr. Paul Bangura, has told Sierra express Media in an exclusive interview at his Pyke Street residence in Kissy, east of Freetown, that they have established seven schools in the Western Area to cater for teenage girls who got pregnant during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country in May last year.
He explained that they will offer them the four core subjects of Mathematics, English Language or Language Arts, Social Studies and Integrated Science in both Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
He disclosed that the schools where these girls will be placed are the Dr. David Arnold Secondary School at Old Wharf in Wellington, the Sewa Community Primary School at Pamu Rokko in Calaba Town, the Wesley Secondary School at Kissy Quarry, the Government Technical institute at Kissy, the FAWE Primary School at fort Street in Freetown, the Young Women’s Christian Association at Brookfields in Freetown and the Kroo Bay Community School in Freetown.
Mr. Bangura disclosed that they have recorded about four hundred pregnant girls and girl mothers in the Western Area, adding that most of them have already started classes.
He explained that the United Nation Fund for Population Activities’ (UNFPA) Rapid Assessment Survey aim to give a correct figure of pregnant girls and girl mothers has faced a lot of challenges as non Governmental and civil society organisations as well as the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology had refused to endorse the survey because they consider it less qualitative.
He further disclosed that similar projects will be undertaken in the provinces.
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