President Uhuru Kenyatta, Photo/Courtesy
The Ministry of Education has received a big blow following the increased cases of teenager pregnancies reported in the country. It is therefore revealed that adolescent pregnancy also contributes to girls' poor performance in school and final exams.
According to the study, teenager mothers can also end up terminating their education for fear of shame, stigmatisation and ridicule from school and society.
According to the chilling report shared, Narok County leads in the country in teenage pregnancies at 40 per cent. However majority of them prefer giving birth at home or private hospitals to avoid government scrutiny. Therefore some also shin antenatal and postnatal services at public facilities for fear of stigma.
Charles Kering, the officer in charge of Community Health at Emurua Dikir sub county hospital reveals that teen deliveries were worsened by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan has revealed that 28 per cent of KCPE candidates were yet to join form one in Trans Mara county, that means 688 candidates are at home.
Therefore according to the report, alot of households in Trans Mara East, Narok County, have either a pregnant teen or underage mother. Healthcare workers are now rooting for contraceptive use after sensitisation campaigns failed.
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