It’s discriminatory to expel pregnant girls from school and leave the boys - Ekiti state First Lady





 It’s discriminatory to expel pregnant girls from school and leave the boys - Ekiti state First Lady


The First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has frowned at the practice of expelling pregnant schoolgirls while allowing boys that impregnated them to continue their education. 

Mrs Fayemi said this on Thursday during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of Coordinating Directors and Community Development Officers of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state.

She described the measure as “discriminatory.” She stressed that all girls had the right to education, regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status. 



According to her, pregnant girls face all kinds of punishments, including discriminating practices that deny them their right to education.

She went on to reveal that the state government is ready to implement relevant laws, including the Child Rights Act, Gender Equality and other laws to protect the interest of children.

She added that a sensitization campaign to increase awareness on the importance of protecting the rights of children, especially the girl child, will hold in the state in the coming month.

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