THE NEBBI ANNUAL GIRLS TALK 2017 REVEALS FACTS! 

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“The leading cause of school dropouts among teenagers and especially girls, is the rising cases of teen pregnancies, followed by poverty, among other factors”. These were the opening remarks of the Executive Director of Lake Albert Social Network (LASNET) Mr. Robert Agenonga during the 2017 Annual Girls Talk at Nebbi Town Secondary School on Saturday 27th May, while addressing the gathering and attendees comprising of over 1,500 girls, boys, about 5 school heads, 2 religious leaders(from the Catholic and the Islamic faith, Nebbi District Education officer, Youth councilor and the Woman Member of Parliament. Robert said that only 51% of girls in the district complete primary school compared to 56%of boys, with a general 54% completion rate of primary seven for girls alone. In the same way, the District Education Officer Mr. Okila John Geoffrey said there is a 10% increase of girls enrolling in pre-primary in the district, some…

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