The issue of teenage pregnancy has across the years had a negative impact on the learning and educational systems for most of the developing countries around the world. Girls with promising futures have had their educational life cut short due to teenage pregnancies. Failure by the governments in some of the developing nations, to implement the right measures aimed at dealing with the issue has led to a significant rise in the cases of teenage pregnancy. According to the study, various measures should be implemented in dealing with social vice. Firstly, the inclusion of sex education in the curriculums for the developing nations could play a critical role in the lowering of the cases of teenage pregnancy. The promotion of awareness to communities on the negative effects that are associated with some of the backward cultural practices is another strategy that can be embraced for dealing with the social vice. The secondary data collection method has been applied in the research and data was gathered from secondary sources, mainly journals. The expected outcomes for the study included a negative correlation between teenage pregnancy and the academic performance for the victims; failures by some of the schools to effectively attain learning goals; and an increase in the cases of girls dropping out of school. The study concluded that teenage pregnancy is a major challenge in the developing nation’s education system. The issue is directly linked with high school drop-out rates among the girls and low academic performance.
Teenage pregnancy, Educational system, Developing country, Academic performance.
B. Soba "Teenage Pregnancy as a Major Challenge in the Educational System in developing Countries" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 4 2020 Page 27-32
B. Soba "Teenage Pregnancy as a Major Challenge in the Educational System in developing Countries" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(4)