Lockdown: 500 Secondary School Students Got Pregnant In Benin

Reports from Beninese News Agency have it that over 500 secondary School students of Benin’s Northeastern department of Borgu got pregnant during the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quoting Thomas Adam, a representative from the child protection department of secondary education and professional and technical training ministry, the Beninese News Agency (ABP) reported;

“Altogether, 547 out of 36,487 school girls regularly registered were pregnant during the 2019-2020 school year as against 431 cases in 2018-2019,”

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