Pregnant girls must be supported in attending school

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In October, Sierra Leone’s government issued a clarification to its 2015 policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school. Sadly, the clarification only reaffirms the government’s position. Based on erroneous perceptions that ‘pregnant girls have the potential to negatively influence their peers to be sexually active and become pregnant’, pregnant girls are excluded from normal schooling, although they are allowed to sit exams.

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