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Keep Girls Longer In School â€" Kazibwe

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th November 2001 03:00 AM

GIRLS should be kept longer at school if Uganda is to avoid population explosion, the Vice-President, Dr. Speciosa Kazibwe, has said, reports John Eremu.

GIRLS should be kept longer at school if Uganda is to avoid population explosion, the Vice-President, Dr. Speciosa Kazibwe, has said, reports John Eremu.

GIRLS should be kept longer at school if Uganda is to avoid population explosion, the Vice-President, Dr. Speciosa Kazibwe, has said, reports John Eremu. Kazibwe, while launching the State of the World Population Report 2001, said women educated to secondary school level tend to have fewer children than the uneducated. She said half of Uganda’s population of 22 million was below 15 years and the lynchpin in avoiding the population from doubling by 2025 is keeping the girls off men. “It is the girl child who must remain in school and be kept away from the marauding men,” Kazibwe said. “I know there are also some marauding women, but these are usually older and unlikely to become pregnant. So they are not a factor in population growth,” she added. The Nabagereka, Lady Sylvia Nagginda, was also present. Ends

Keep Girls Longer In School – Kazibwe

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