Early marriages worry Chiengi education authorities

EDUCATION authorities in Chiengi district of Luapula Province are concerned about the high drop-out rate of school going children in the area.
Chiengi district department of education statistician John Musonda said in an interview in Chiengi recently that out of an average of 1,700 Grade One pupils that are enrolled annually, only about 300 manage to complete their twelfth grade.
He said the situation has prompted education authorities in the area to scale up sensitisation programmes on the importance of education to help address the challenge.READ MORE

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