Koro Abili: 15 Girls Drop Out of School From

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A total of 15 girls have dropped out of school in Koro Abili primary school in Koro Sub County, Omoro district in the last academic year.

A senior woman teacher at the school Joyce Adyera told Mega FM that two of the girls have been confirmed pregnant.

A survey conducted by the district health team in 2018 in the district put teenage pregnancy cases at 28 per cent, higher than any other district in Acholi Sub-region, and above the national rate, which stands at 25 per cent.

The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016 indicates a 1 per cent increase in teenage pregnancy from 24 per cent in 2011 to 25 per in 2016.

The report also shows that 19 per cent of women between 15 and 19 years have given birth and another five per cent were carrying their first pregnancy at the time of the survey.

The survey indicates that adolescent childbearing is more common in rural areas.

The high rate of school dropout is being blamed on hunger, poor learning conditions and lack of food support to primary schools.

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