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Tanzania to offer alternative education for school dropouts including pregnant girls

Tanzania to offer alternative education for school dropouts including pregnant girls

SECONDARY school drop-outs in Tanzania will be offered the opportunity to resume studies in alternative colleges, the government has said, part of a shift away from a disputed policy under which pregnant girls were expelled from school. Such expulsions had increased under the tenure of maverick President John Magufuli, who died in March, according to rights groups who accused his government of discriminating against female students based on a policy that dated back to 1961. "We are offering an alternative path to education to all children who missed their education for any reason, including those girls who got pregnant while…
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