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Education Ministry to ensure teen mothers join Form one

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The Education Ministry has issued a directive to track teen mothers who sat their KCPE and ensure they get form one slots.

Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed issued the directive to education officials in all counties to track down the 2018 KCPE candidates who became mothers in the course of the year and make special arrangements for them to join Form One.

“I particularly wish to highlight the ‘re-entry policy’, which must guide school principals and head teachers to admit, accommodate and support returning students,” she said.
She added that there was need to put in place measures to deal with such case.

“We need to put in place measures to deal with such cases and guarantee education to all children,” she added
The teachers service commission has directed schools to strengthen the guidance and counselling departments in both primary and secondary levels in a move aimed at dealing with the rising cases of indiscipline and teenage pregnancies.

TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia attributed the rise in indescipline to poor parental guidance.

“Each school must start and strengthen guidance and counselling departments and have senior teachers and deputy principals heading them to ensure we restore discipline in our learners,” she said.

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