Freedom fighters in Chipata have expressed worry at the high number of pupils falling pregnant in the country.
District Chairperson Anderson Zulu however, says that the answer to addressing this challenge, is building more schools and classrooms in remote areas.
Speaking to Breeze News, Mr. Zulu says that most pupils who fall pregnant are those from remote areas, which do not have secondary schools.
He observed that these pupils are forced to move to urban areas where they can find secondary schools but are forced to rent houses, thereby falling victim to men who easily entice them with money.
Mr. Zulu also pointed out the need for government to ensure that schools in remote areas have enough qualified teachers.
Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Education in Eastern Province revealed that it had recorded more than 190 cases of pupils falling pregnant in the first quarter of this year.