Last week thousands of P7 (year 6) pupils across the country sat for their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). I dropped into one examination centre and found that three pupils from one school did not attend to sit the exams. Out of the three, one of them was reported to have gotten married a few days beforehand and that was why she wasn’t sitting for her exams. I think she was 15 years old. This is a sad but common reality here in northern Uganda. A lot of work has been done to keep girls in school, and for them to at least finish their primary education, but still a lot more has to be done.

Jody

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  1. Bernice Welsh says:

    Hi Jodi and Dan. Hope all is great with you two. Have a great birthday Dan. Love Bernice and Colin xx

    • Hey Bernice and Colin, thanks for remembering! Had a lovely birthday, thanks for sending through the birthday wishes! Jody spoilt me with a scavenger hunt in the forest and a surprise meal with friends. Dan xxx

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