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By Anesu Kurebwaseka P5, 07/12/17

Female school drop outs in Manicaland province have increased sharply from 220 in May to 311, the Zimbabwe National Planning Council (ZNCPC) has noted. It is believed that the problem was mainly being fanned by unplanned pregnancies, child marriages, internal migration and shortage of resources for tuition. Government and civic organisations are educating parents on the pitfalls of marrying off their children, especially on religious grounds. There also has been a lot of efforts to promote parent to child conversation so that teenagers can be educated on the disadvantages of engaging in early sexual activities.