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Three girls stopped attending school because of pregnancy during 2016/2017

During this scholastic year there were three cases of girls who stopped attending classes because of pregnancy. Two of the teenagers were aged 14 years, while the other was 16 years old.

The information was given by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo in a parliamentary question tabled by MP George Pullicino.

Minister Bartolo confirmed that in this scholastic year a young student who, although she was pregnant, continued to attend school.

During the 2015/2016 scholastic year, two pregnant girls continued to attend school, while in the 2014/2015 scholastic year there were five girls who continued attending classes despite their pregnancy.