Khomas records 371 teenage pregnancies in 9 months

By Hertta-Maria Amutenja and Tracy Tafirenyika

KHOMAS region last year recorded a staggering 371 teenage pregnancy cases in a period of nine months.
This was revealed yesterday by Khomas regional governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua during her state of region address in Windhoek.
Among the recorded cases, during the first and second terms of 2020, 139 school going girls fell pregnant while the third term saw 232 school going girls get pregnant. Out of these numbers combined 24 were primary schoolgirls, 321 were from secondary schools while 26 were from resource schools.
McLeod-Katjirua stated that the increase of pregnancies among learners had caused a negative effect on the learners’ performance although three schools from Khomas region were ranked as best performers in the top 20 schools countrywide.


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