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CC irked by increased teen pregnancies in Homa Bay County

Parents have been challenged to work closely with teachers and other education stakeholders in moulding learners to succeed in their careers.

Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan said parents should closely monitor children and nurture them to be reliable and resourceful citizens.

Speaking today during a thanksgiving ceremony at Wayare Mixed Secondary School in Ndhiwa Sub County, Lilan called for concerted efforts to address rampant teen pregnancies in the area.

He directed Chiefs to ensure all teenage pregnancies were reported and the culprits behind the defilements tracked down.

He said such culprits must face the full force of the law and warned against out of court settlement.

The administrator hailed Wayare School for impressive performance in last year’s Form Four exams despite challenges like lack of teachers and electricity connection.

He said the school will be connected to the national electricity grid before the end of this month.

Lilan advised students to set their goals early and ensure that they pursue courses that are relevant to the job market.

Homa Bay County Director of Education Eunice Khaemba challenged girls to embrace mathematics, sciences and technical courses.

She told the girls to disregard the mindset that such careers were a preserve for the boys.

The school’s Board of Management Chairman Professor John Ochola urged the government to support the school by drilling a borehole in the institution to ease water scarcity.

He urged the Teachers Service Commission to deploy more teachers to the school adding that the school also urgently required infrastructural facilities.

Prof. Ochola thanked the M-pesa Foundation for recently donating desks and water tanks to the school.

By Davis Langat


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