In Summary
  • Prof Magoha accused parents of of abdicating their responsibility of advising their children on the dangers of engaging in early sex.
  • Speaking at the University of Embu after launching the International Youth Week, the minister told parents to start mentoring their children as part of efforts to prevent these cases.
  • CS Magoha noted that the government is committed to ensuring all children have access to education.
  • On the matter of merging some universities, the CS said "politicians should leave me alone to do my work".

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday blamed the rising cases of teenage pregnancies on negligence by parents.

Prof Magoha accused parents of of abdicating their responsibility of advising their children on the dangers of engaging in early sex.

Speaking at the University of Embu after launching the International Youth Week, the minister told parents to start mentoring their children as part of efforts to prevent these cases.

"When teenagers get pregnant they drop out of school and their life is wasted. Parents should be responsible enough and and regularly advice their young ones," he said.

ACCESS

CS Magoha noted that the government is committed to ensuring all children have access to education.

"Children can't access education when they are forced out of schools due to early pregnancies," he said, further noting that some are impregnated by their teachers.

"It is a shame that teachers are also impregnating school girls. They will be roasted in hell forever."

QUALITY

On the new competency-based curriculum, the CS said the government is working hard to implement it.

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