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Half of students in rural Angola have dropped out of school due to Covid-19

Almost 50% of Angolan students in rural areas and approximately 15% of urban students did not return to school after covid-19, the Minister of Education said today, stressing that there are other "worrying" factors, such as early pregnancy.

Luísa Grilo was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the presentation of a scholarship program that includes a Project for Empowerment of Girls and Learning for All, stating that more studies will be developed to quantify and ascertain the extent to which early pregnancy keeps girls away from school.

The program will benefit about 900,000 primary school students . . .

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