Ban on pregnant girls attending school lifted- another move for equality in education in Sierra Leone
In a move that has been mooted for sometime now, yesterday the Government of Sierra Leone lifted the ban on pregnant girls attending school. This is an important move in addressing an inequality in education in SL which has been enforced since 2010. The lifting of the ban is in line with the ECOWAS Court finding that the right of pregnant girls to access school without discrimination was violated in Sierra Leone.
It is of course sad that the lifting of the ban coincides with the closure of schools nationwide to lower the risk of contracting the corona-covid19 virus. There will be better days ahead for us all, we hope and pray!