Keywords : Teenage mother
ANALYSING THE INFLUENCE OF RE-ADMISSION POLICY ON EDUCATION OF TEENAGE MOTHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MALAWI
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 3285-3298
The aim of this research is to analyse the influence of re-admission policy on education of teenage mothers in Secondary Schools in Malawi. The objective that guided the study were: to determine the material support given to teenage mothers after re-admission, to understand the knowledge and role of teachers on the re-admission policy and its implementation, to find how well teen mothers know about the re-admission policy and the impact of re-admission policy on education of teen mothers. The findings indicate that some head teachers play a role by inviting back girls who dropped out of school because of pregnancy. Most of the teachers know about the readmission policy but has never read it, or know the process of readmission. Most teenage mothers knew about the readmission policy before getting pregnant, either through the radios of friends. There is lack of provision of material support in the policy which is a challenge for the girls who have gone back to school hence leading to drop out. The study used qualitative technique, and face to face interviews were used and audio recorded, which was later transcribed. The study recommends that there is need of material support for the teen mothers’ education and the life of their child. And also, teachers need to be trained on the re admission policy and how to treat the teen mothers in schools.