PREGNANT STUDENTS’ TREATMENT
Having a baby in college can be stressful, but you can be successful while pregnant especially when in good communication with the lecturers. A student has the right to stay in school if she becomes pregnant since kicking her out, is a violation of pregnant of the girl’s right to equality, basic education, human dignity and privacy. It is a wise idea for the expectant student to take a semester off for maternity break and resume once the newborn turns, not less than three months.
Most students are left to take care of the baby on their own, which becomes hard to balance between education and motherhood, resulting to irregular school attendance and poor performance. Some tend to terminate their education for fear of shame, stigmatization and ridicule from the school and society, and being rated as ill-mannered students. Society should counsel the young mothers instead of judging and discouraging them.
It’s also important to have supportive friends whom you can share your problems with, especially those related to being a mother for the first time.
By; Gatuma Perpetual.