The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has asked Education CS Amb. Amina Mohammed to stop blaming teachers for the rampant teenage pregnancies, and said she should form a task force to probe the matter instead.
Speaking in Nandi during the annual general meeting KUPPET Nandi County branch, KUPPET led by chairman Omboko Milemba, and officials Julius Korir the and Robert Obwocha said CS Amina should form a task force that has representatives from the teachers’ unions and all stakeholders who can unearth the problems related to teenage pregnancies.
They said parents should take responsibility to make sure their children grow up in a good environment and they aren’t exposed to filthy content, “Why do we allow the children to easily play with our phones, access data and watch bad movies? This is why there are too many cases of teenage pregnancies.”
Concerning the national exams, they warned against the militarization of exams, saying it intimidates candidates, “Let them make exams cordial and peaceful, instead of intimidating students.” They said the exam process should be handle in a professional way and shouldn’t be militarized or politicized.