Zimbabwe: 4 500 Pupils in early marriage, drop out

Date: November 25, 2016
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4500 pupilsOVER 4 500 minors dropped out of school countrywide this year because of early marriage and Government is weighing the possibility of strengthening law enforcement to contain the challenge. In an interview with The Herald, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora said the fight against child marriages was far from over. “In secondary schools, 3 650 females and 251 males dropped out of school because of early marriages nationwide and the numbers seem to be on the increase,” he said.

“At primary school level, we lost 305 females and 13 male children to early marriage set-ups this year.” He said the statistics prove that young boys were also largely involved in early marriages.

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Author: Samantha Chigogo