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CES passes girl child education bill

Author : Moses Legge | Published: 5 years ago

Central Equatoria State Legislative Assembly has today passed the Girl Child Education Bill 2014 in its final reading.

The bill once passed into law, it will promote girl-child education as an affirmative action in the state.

The bill was tabled in front of the Assembly by the Chairperson for Specialized Committee for Services, Hon Ita Easter Pitia.

The Chairperson of Information Committee, Modi Lomindi, told Eye Radio after the session that anybody who violates this bill once it is passed into law, would be punished.

Any teacher who makes a schoolgirl pregnant would be punished severely.

“If a teacher contravenes this law, this teacher is going to be sentenced to 14 year imprisonment and must pay 10,000 Pounds as a fine,” Hon Lomindi warned.

He said all levels of government will make sure that parents and guardians send their children to school.

“If a parent doesn’t allow a girl-child to go to school, then the level of government in that particular area must take up the responsibility of enforcing this law,” he added.

“And therefore whoever stops a girl child from going to school must then face the law.”

Hon Modi Lomindi urged the people living in Central Equatoria State to send girls to school in order to eradicate illiteracy among women.

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