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Pretoria Hospital School will no longer accommodate pregnant pupils

The Department's Steve Mabona says the pregnant pupils will now be going to normal public schools as the building is needed for something else.

More than 4,000 school girls fell pregnant in Gauteng last year. Picture: Free Images.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Basic Education Department says the Pretoria Hospital school will no longer be accommodating pregnant pupils.

The school hosts pupils who are hospitalised and has been accommodating pregnant teens for years.

More than 4,000 school girls fell pregnant in Gauteng last year.

The Department's Steve Mabona says the pregnant pupils will now be going to normal public schools as the building is needed for something else.

“If we are challenged, infrastructure wise, it will be difficult for us to go all out and get a building where we will say now this is for pregnant learners. It will not be feasible for us to manage such a facility.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)