Investing in Young Girls is investing in preparing a brighter future!More voices should rise to advocate for these vulnerable groups.
I was only 12 when i joined secondary school; something of rare occurrence in my country, Uganda. I started nursery school pretty early and i was enrolled in one of the early learner’s classes for just one school term and then quickly initiated into Primary school after 3 months of being in nursery school. So i did not have the time most of my counterparts did to make friends and meaningfully engage with others in the school.
When it was time to sit for my Advanced level examinations in high school, the teacher in-charge of registration said i was not eligible for registration because i was not up to age to sit for those exams; this almost sparked a squabble between my parents and the school administration. Thank God, it was amicably resolved and i was allowed to sit for my exams.
Prior to that, being a girl and experiencing…
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