Tana River County Director of Education James Nyagah has expressed concern over rampant early pregnancy cases of school girls that have been recorded in Tana Delta Sub County blaming it on boda boda riders and matatu touts.
Speaking at Marifano Secondary School over the weekend during the handing over of a school bus that was donated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to the school, Mr.Nyagah cautioned students against indiscipline and urged them to work hard in their studies.
The director said Tana Delta Sub County has recorded 22 early pregnancies in secondary schools and 21 cases in primary schools this year.
He lamented “young school girls are being lured and misled by boda boda riders and “manambas’ with free rides to school and money hence, resulting into pregnancies and school drop-outs of school girls in the area”.
Nyagah called on parents, teachers and students to team up and work together in order to curb the cases of early pregnancies and indiscipline in schools so that they improve performance.
Speaking during the same function, Garsen MP Ali Wario Guyo thanked the President for the donation and called on the students to work hard in their studies in order to produce good results in the coming Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination.
Mr. Guyo appealed to the Ministry of Education to turn the Marifano Day Secondary school into a boarding school to reduce cases of students’ indiscipline and poor examination results.
He also called on the school principal not to send home students with fee balances saying the area National Government Constituency Development Fund would pay for the students.
By Simon Guruba