CS Magoha puts parents on the spot over teen pregnancies

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha during the 2019 Nairobi County Dialogue on Education Quality at Nairobi Primary School on July 31, 2019. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Prof Magoha accused parents of of abdicating their responsibility of advising their children on the dangers of engaging in early sex.
  • Speaking at the University of Embu after launching the International Youth Week, the minister told parents to start mentoring their children as part of efforts to prevent these cases.
  • CS Magoha noted that the government is committed to ensuring all children have access to education.
  • On the matter of merging some universities, the CS said "politicians should leave me alone to do my work".

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday blamed the rising cases of teenage pregnancies on negligence by parents.

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