Health officials in Rulindo district have vowed to fight the continuing pregnancy problem in high schools which disrupts studies of teenage girls and their general livelihood.
Gato F, in charge of AIDS control.
The disclosure was made this Tuesday 21/02/2012 by Gato Fredrick in charge of Aids control while addressing a one day meeting on social wellbeing of Rulindo residents.
He revealed that teenage pregnancies are not only a burden to the bearers but also to the family and the country in general, “ when a girl gets pregnant while at school , it discourages her hope and her future life and also causes burden to her family and the country .” said Gato.
Mr.Gato went on to say that through pregnancies most of teenage girls are likely to acquire HIV/Aids which he said to be the most worrying epidemic that hinders the countries development.
Parents and all responsible citizens were urged to be committed in the fight against teenage pregnancies saying that teenagers are the future of Rwanda.
According to the recent research, statistics indicate that at least 14 young girls got pregnant both in high and the 12 years basic education last year.
Jean D’ Amour , a district official in charge of health said that most cases related to pregnancies and sexual affairs were found to be common in day scholars hence urging parents and authorities to be alert making sure that students reach at school on time as well as a safe and timely back home.