The Citizen on 17 December reported that every day across the country, hundreds of school girls become pregnant, bringing their learning to a halt. Tackling the taboo of mothers returning to school, say campaigners, will reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies. "Education is an absolute priority in these regions," says Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Representative. "It is really stark, in regions like Arusha and Kilimanjaro where education is valued, for example, women have an average of two to three births, but in places like Shinyanga there are seven births on average. It is still a widespread mentality in Africa that your family is your wealth".