Praia, Jun 17 (Inforpress) – The vice president of the National Network Network of Campaign for Education for All (RNCEPT-CV) defended this Saturday the need for more actions to raise awareness and prevention within the family to combat the problem of pregnancy in schools.
António Teixeira was speaking to Inforpress at the end of the workshop on Rights and Permanence of Young Girls Mothers and Persons with Disabilities in Secondary Education in Cabo Verde”, promoted by RNCEPT-CV, to mark the African Child Day, which is being marked on Sunday, 16 June.
According to him, these are some of the recommendations that came out of the meeting, considering that “schools are not yet ready”, but it is necessary to make adjustments in the programs and in the education system, so that the pregnant students and mothers are not harmed.
“Legislation already exists, but it is necessary to mobilize and socialize this legislation because teachers themselves tend to resist because they are not aware. It is a complicated situation because the students are entitled to maternity leave and there is a need to have flexibility in the evaluation so that they are not impaired”, he said.