Chief Kachindamoto calls for more support for girls’ education

By Rose Kamera

Senior Chief Kachindamoto, an ambassador for girls’ education in the country has called upon chiefs and other stakeholders to intensify their efforts in supporting girls’ education.

Chief Kachindamoto said on Thursday in Lilongwe during the launch of the revised readmission policy.

She said the policy will act as a tool to support more girls to be readmitted back in school and enjoy their right to education.

According to findings of a study by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in a number of districts, currently only 49% of girls who drop out of school are readmitted hence the policy will help in ensuring that more girls who dropped out of school are readmitted back.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Justin Saidi said the revised policy is an indication of government’s commitment to empowering and promoting girls’ education in the country.

“We have reviewed the readmission policy and also a policy on unintended pregnancies. Now these two polices tackles mainly our young girls.

“We need our girls to be educated and for them to be educated we have to make sure that we control all evil that comes their way.

“In the past we used to have girls that drop out of school because of early pregnancies but it was difficult to implement because there were so many obstacles to ensure that our girls are able to return as quickly as possible,” he said.

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