Furious campaigners say President John Magufuli is out of touch with public opinion after he endorses law allowing state schools to expel young mothers

A coalition of human rights groups has condemned as unconstitutional the Tanzanian president’s comments that pregnant girls should be banned from school.

President John Magufuli was widely criticised by campaigners after he told a rally last week: “As long as I am president … no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school … After getting pregnant, you are done.”

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