School bans romantic relationships between students in attempt to prevent teen pregnancy
One school is taking drastic measures to prevent its students from teenage pregnancy.
According to ABS-CBN News, Golden Heritage Polytechnic College in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines has actually gone so far as to prohibit its students from engaging in romantic relationships by enacting a "true love waits" policy.
The report states the policy is due to the school's president — Capt. Tito Dichosa — who wishes for his students to finish college.
Dichosa reportedly forbid romantic relationships between students and members of the opposite sex so long as they are enrolled at the school. He told the publication it is due to his frustration at students getting pregnant during the school year and dropping out.
To reassure that this policy is remembered by students at the school, a large, bright yellow tarpaulin emphasizing the rule has been placed at the entrance of the school.
The sign states, "Love affair will surely destroy the life of a young lady student therefore this institution prohibit intimate relationship between a male & female students."
ABS-CBN News states that the declaration is also printed on all teachers' uniforms and that six students were expelled last year for violating the policy.
Mashable reached out to Golden Heritage Polytechnic College for comment and is awaiting a reply.
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