COVID-19: 547 pregnancies recorded in secondary schools in Benin
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A total of 547 pregnancies were recorded in secondary schools of Benin’s northeastern department of Borgou during the 2019-2020 school year, the Beninese news agency (ABP) reports. 
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Thomas Adam, a Representative of the child protection department of Secondary education and professional and technical training ministry, disclosed the number increased as against 431 cases in 2018-2019 school year, due to the long cessation of classes observed during the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Although no strategy linked to the phenomenon has been made public, several analysts of the Beninese society fear that the crisis linked to the COVID-19 affected the measures taken to eradicate early pregnancies in schools.
COVID-19: 547 pregnancies recorded in secondary schools in Benin
.
.
A total of 547 pregnancies were recorded in secondary schools of Benin’s northeastern department of Borgou during the 2019-2020 school year, the Beninese news agency (ABP) reports. 
.
.
Thomas Adam, a Representative of the child protection department of Secondary education and professional and technical training ministry, disclosed the number increased as against 431 cases in 2018-2019 school year, due to the long cessation of classes observed during the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Although no strategy linked to the phenomenon has been made public, several analysts of the Beninese society fear that the crisis linked to the COVID-19 affected the measures taken to eradicate early pregnancies in schools. #news

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