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What happens to Kenya pregnant teenagers as schools reopen

The long holiday of nine months has exposed the school going girls to more dangers. It was notice that there was a rise of teenage pregnancy where high numbers were recorded.

Some have even given birth. The education cabinet secretary recently announced that all children should be allowed to go back to class regardless of their situation. This was after the schools were reopened on 4th January.

This was not a guarantee that these girls would go back to school. Some said that, the were not ready to face the victimization from the age mates.

Some people argue that by allowing the girls back to school, it is like advocating for indiscipline among teenagers and it won’t be a good example to other school going children.

What is your take on this? Kindly share as you leave a comment.

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See what students are doing at school

It is obvious that when students go back to school, they have gone there to learn the stipulated curriculum. This is no more as students are found doing strange things.

In my previous post, I wrote on teenagers and relationship. Of late, since the coronavirus pandemic knocked, there have been so many cases of teenage pregnancy. The sexual abuse is also in the rise from both the friends and relatives.

The government found it wise for some classes going back to school on October and this brought a relief to the parents as many had difficulties in maintaining them at home

From the digital learning to classroom again! But are the students just learning the curriculum in school. Now that there are a few students in the school; class 4&8 and form 4, the students have taken the whole compound all by themselves including the dark corners. Toilets and deserted corridors are having new love birds where all manner of discovery is put to test including intimacy act, all this within the school compounds.

Are these students extending what they were doing at home to school? Teachers have been put between the rock and the hard place especially when they find them red-handed. The morals and values are depreciating day by day. If the teacher happens to involve the parent on the issue, he or she disagrees with the teacher by saying his or her child is innocent. This has happened mostly because some of the parents don’t ‘know’ their children.

Are the teachers being overworked without support from the parents and the community at large?

Do you support the act of the students? Can we say there is a gap when it comes to how to discipline the child? Kindly share your opinion as you comment.

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A teenager girl breastfeeds her mother’s baby after her death

Teenager Breastfeeds 2-Month Old Sister After Mother Dies

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  • 18-year-old Lucy Wangui breastfeeds her daughter and two-month-old sister.K24 DIGITAL
  • A teenage girl in Nairobi’s Dandora slums opted to breastfeed and take care of her two-month-old sister after their mother passed away. Lucy Wangui’s mother died in mid-November 2020 while being attended to at the Kiambu County Referral Hospital.The girl, 18, is also a mother of a seven-month-old daughter and she takes turns caring for the two infants. Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on Friday, December 4, her elder brother Kevin Kamau admitted that the family was struggling to make ends meet. The family comprises seven siblings who look up to Kamau, a boda boda rider, as the breadwinner.
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