The practice of expelling students who got impregnated while in school has been abolished in Ekiti State.
This was emphasized by the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, on while on an advocacy and women empowerment tour in the state.
She said the “Operation Keep Girls In School” policy of the government had ensured that such female students with pregnancies were not denied the opportunities of education.
She lamented the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies in the state, blaming the same on the lack of proper attention.
Mrs. Fayemi urged parents and guardians to always monitor the activities of their female children and wards to reduce the cases of rape and defilement.
Mrs. Fayemi also noted that some local practitioners of FGM had surrendered their instruments after receiving a promise from the government that they would be supported.
Others at the event commended the advocacy efforts of the wife of the Governor, they said Ekiti state has reaped bountifully from her efforts.