Parents have been blamed for the increase in early pregnancies as the Ministry of Education reported 652 girls sat their exams in hospital for delivery across the country.
Speaking during the release of KCSE results at Mitihani House Nairobi, Education Cabinet Secretary Pro. George Magoha blamed parents on the rise of teenage pregnancies in the country noting that a total of 652 girls sat their exams in various hospitals Bungoma leading with 43 cases.
“As we celebrate our top candidates achievement, I want to castigate our parents in the strongest words possible I know the school calendar was disrupted for almost one year which means that parents had enough time to sit down with our girls and tell them that our bodies are temples of God but our parents failed terribly,” said irritated Magoha
“We must play our roles as parents talk to these girls especially now that they will remain home up to September,” said the Education CS
Prof. Magoha stated that some parents have neglected their parenting role and left to the teachers as it was evident by the rise in teenage pregnancies when school were closed.