The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has launched its Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy in Schools initiative.
The initiative aims to ensure that young mothers have access to much-needed support services.
It is also focused on addressing the high incidence of learner pregnancy and the drop-out that usually follows.
The policy also requires schools to report to the police when a pregnant learner is under the age of 16.
UNESCO National Programme Officer, at the DBE, Buyiswa Mpini.
View the online launch of the initiative here.
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The @DBE_SA policy is being launched today. We hope that it will help in reducing the incidence of learner pregnancy affecting children of school going age. Our school communities need to work together to ensure the implementation of the policy. pic.twitter.com/L1Me8pFlcj
— Hubert Mathanzima Mweli (@HubertMweli) February 17, 2022
Schools will be required to report to the police where the pregnant learner is under the age of 16. The @SAPoliceService will be informed to investigate and arrest perpetrators in cases of statutory rape. @ReginahMhaule @HealthZA @DBE_SA pic.twitter.com/FwurYWXR4o
— Elijah Mhlanga (@ElijahMhlanga) February 17, 2022