Posted on July 20, 2005

MP: Free University For Virgins

Reuters, July 20

KAMPALA, Uganda (Reuters) — A Ugandan member of parliament has pledged to reward girls for their chastity by paying their university fees if they are virgins when they leave school, a local newspaper said on Wednesday.

Bbaale County MP Sulaiman Madada said any girl in his district who wanted to take part in the scheme aimed at promoting girls’ education would be given a gynecological examination by health workers to check they were virgins.

“The criterion is that a student must be a virgin and from Kayunga district,” he told the state-owned New Vision.

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