Although listed as a participant in the national exams for junior high school in Polewali Mandar, western Sulawesi, this year, but not all participants can attend the exam. As many as 70 percent more of them off to take the test because of reasons to choose to marry early and others because they are sick. Every school an average of 2 to three students reported being married off to take the test.
In SMP Negeri 2 Polewali Mandar for example, from three students who were absent from a total of 178 examinees students, 2 of them certainly did not pass because it chose to get married. Not much different in SMP Negeri 1 Polewali Mandar, more than 50 percent of the students who did not attend the exam because the exam was held sbelum married.
Some students reportedly married by choice, as well as forced marriage by a male or female parent selection. In Polewali own tradition of early marriage and their parents will enforce the anknay still ongoing.
Head of SMP Negeri 2 Polewali, Sarmanmenyebutkan most of her students did not take part despite the national exam has been listed in the test executive committee, because it would prefer to marry than to attend school until graduation. "We can not impose because sebagain parents married because of coercion or because of their own choice," said Sarman.
From the number of students who reported getting married early and did not attend school until graduation, the average new including bermur 14 to 15 years old, an age that is still fragile and unstable because of his age is still quite a child.
A number of teachers memamng never tried to persuade parents and students to stay back to school melanjjutkan education. But the parents chose to marry his son rather than attend school. A number; was admitted laziness among students completing basic education because of embarrassment so ejekean friends