No special exams for pregnant candidates- Magoha

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Kenya National Examinations Council Chairman Professor George Magoha has stated that the council will not give any supplementary exams to candidates who have given birth to children during the examination period.

Three Nairobi residents last week sued the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec), the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and the Attorney General in a bid to have teen mothers sit for special exams.

Speaking during the release of the KCPE results, Magoha stated that, the special exams were not the cure to teenage pregnancies.

“We have to treat the cause and not the result,” stated Magoha.

Magoha further blasted parents for neglecting their duties and leaving their children at the mercies of the teachers.

Magoha further stated that parents must take responsibility for the child pregnancies currently happening in the country.

“When you participate in murder on the orders of others, you must always keep at the back of your mind that at some point, you will also need to be silenced to keep safe the ones who gave the orders”

 

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