Reintegrating Adolescent Mothers Into School – A Nigeria Case Study.

Adolescent Mothers in Nigeria are faced with heightened barriers to quality education. According to the National Demographic Health Survey (2018), 1 in 5 girls between ages 15-19 years have begun childbearing. When girls become pregnant,they are either suspended from school with no stipulated date for resumption or they quietly drop out of the school system themself before the pregnancybecomes noticeable to avoid stigmatization.

Keeping adolescent mothers out ofschool has a ripple effect on the Nigerian education system, economy, andgender inequality index.Teenage Network piloted the reintegrating adolescent mothers into school project at the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria over a period of six months. The lessons learned and key findings from this project are provided in this case study report toinform future interventions.

 

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