In South Darfur State 38.9 percent of the schoolgirls have to leave school because their parents cannot afford paying the school fees. In East Darfur the rate of drop-outs for this reason amounts to 19.2 percent.
The percentage of girls leaving school in South Darfur because of marriage amounts to 28 percent, and in West Darfur 21 percent, according to a survey published in the Sudanese newspapers on Monday.
The highest percentage of schoolgirls not continuing their education after completing basic school was recorded in Central Darfur (15 percent) and West Darfur (11 percent.)
File photo: Two Darfuri schoolgirls doing their homework