By Agboje Chuks
The Founder and Chief Executive officer of Elona Developmental Foundation, Mrs. Stella Macaulay, and the chairperson of Standup for Women Society, have admonished Nigerian Students against having early pregnancies so as not to drop out of their schools.
Mrs. Stella Macaulay while delivering lecture during a Reproductive Health Education campaign carried out at Okwe Secondary School, Oshimili South, Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, recently disclosed that one of the major huddles that can mitigate ones educational achievement was pre -marital sex.
She emphasized the need for students to focus on their studies while keeping away from early sex, which, she added could lead to early fatherhood as well as shattering the persons dreams.
While speaking further during the collaborative campaign with Marie Stopes International, Nigeria, she said it was necessary to educate pupils especially, the girl child to avoid pre-marital sex which she described as a dream killer.
Deepening her admonition to students drawn from the senior classes, Mrs Stella decried the rising of school drop-out of teenagers particularly the girl child, attributing it to to early pregnancies
Her words, ” Early pregnancies have truncated the dreams of many teenagers in Secondary schools.”
She reiterated the need for total avoidance of pre marital sex, just as she revealed it can affect the girl child to stop going to school during the gestation period which can eventually make her to stay at home when she is nursing her baby.
Justifying her position, she charged the pupils to say No to pre-marital sex in order to achieve their various dreams so as to make their parents and society proud.
During the sensitization exercise, meaningful interaction which enabled questions and answers between students and their instructor.