LESOTHO: Boys quit school to become men

Nov 17, 2011 Full story: IRIN 27

MASERU, 17 November 2011 - A lack of legislation stipulating a minimum age at which boys in Lesotho can attend an initiation school and be circumcised has seen some as young as 12 dropping out of school and heading for the mountains.

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Not4me

Johannesburg, South Africa

#21 Apr 13, 2013
What nonsense really!!
There is nothing MORE manly than education.
When will the masses wake up?
Lebollo Sucks

Ashburn, VA

#22 May 4, 2013
Lebollo say foot! If what u are learning there is important y is not engaged in our educational programmes starting from primary schools to university. Stop hideing s**t! I got more to say....n i won't withdraw my words!
leroto

Maseru, Lesotho

#23 May 6, 2013
hee le ikopisa lihloho bo ntate ba bolotseng ka batho bana ba phopholetsang ntho e basa e tsebeng. empa keea tseba motho o thaha sella ntho a e lakatsang,joale lebollo hase basali re ba robalang kaofela.
Tebello

Bloemfontein, South Africa

#24 Jul 22, 2013
Ana ke ka gona ho bolla ha ke tswa ho circumciser spatala na? thuso ka potlako
Relebohile

Europe

#25 Jan 27, 2014
Lebollo is sumtng 2 b respected n treasured by us da sotho nation.....it seemz lyk sum of us tend 2 4get wr we cum frm,,,,,n 2 doze wu ddnt go plz dnt stab bo nntate ba thaba ka mantswi hle.....if u dnt wna go de its ur own prob bt jst stp talking all da nasty thngs about lebollo coz u lack da knowledge of wt transpiers de....let us grow up hle...hai rene kgotso
Bhoboza

Europe

#26 Jul 27, 2014
I don't support young boy as old as 14,15,16 years of age to go ko thabeng,but let it not be a big deal to those who haven't been there,i mean its not like education is fully left out,its a result of preasure at the same time showing pession to our trudition. Re banna ka lebullo traditionally,not in the way whites describe a man. I bealieve one compliment his hourse and i compliment the fact that i am a sotho man. And for those who are not,save your comments for women. With all due respect we can not discuss manly conversations with you,coz when it comes to having to convers those who are not men,you are no different to a woman.
likobo Thaba Lepapa

Europe

#28 Jul 28, 2014
Hake rate haukare "they quit school",hoba nnete boholo ba bana baea ha kolo li koetsoe kapa basa keneng sekolo!tabeng ea hore ba 12yrs hake bone bothata hoba ehile ke lumela ke nako ea hore ngoana a ee lebollo ho latela nakong tseo re phelang ho tsona!okeke oa lebella "a 21yrs old a tlohele sekolo kapa mosebetsi a mathake mabollong!ngoana hotloha ho 12 hoea holimo ke nako eo boshanyana ba hae bo qalang ho monatefela le taba tsa lebollo litla monatefela etleseke eare ha tlameha ho shebana le lithuto/mosebetsi ebele hona a natefeloang ke taba tsa bashanyana.

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