Tanzania, Dec. 6 -- Arusha. The African Court on Human and People's Rights (AfCHPR) recently dismissed a case seeking to allow parenting girls in public schools, citing several reasons for the decision.

The application by a local NGO said exclusion of pregnant and parenting schoolgirls was a violation of human rights.

The much awaited ruling was made here last week by Justices Blaise Tchikaya and Justice Rafaa Ben Achour during the Court session.

It was filed by Tike Mwambipile, a Tanzanian female, and Equality Now, an NGO with observer status before the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.

The applicants said the ban excluding pregnant and parenting girl students from schools violates their right to education.

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