26 March 2015
The Democratic Alliance said
the Department of Basic Education has the responsibility to the children of
this country and should urgently institute plans aimed at decreasing the
incidence of pregnancy in schools.
It’s emerged that 20,000
children in primary and secondary school fell pregnant in South Africa
The number was revealed in a
written reply from the Education Department to a Parliamentary question posed
by the Democratic Alliance.
DA’s MP of Education Portfolio
Sonja Boschoff said what is of great concern to the DA is that the five year
plan strategic plan alludes to work that is being done on the pregnancy policy
but to date nothing is being seen and it would occur that there is no urgency
and this is one aspect that the DBE must address constructively and
Boschoff said another concern
is the fact that there is no record on the number of girls that have returned
to school after the delivery of the baby.
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