Thousands out of school amid fears of mass drop-outs

Class 8 pupils of Loruk Primary school in Baringo County going home after classes on October 12, 2020.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

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  • Boys, on the other hand, are involved in various forms of child labour.
  • Over 150 children, including 20 Class Eight pupils, are reportedly pregnant in Tana Delta Sub-County.
  • But the situation is worse in Nandi County, where 6,006 girls in the school-going age are pregnant.
  • Education officers and teachers in Bomet and Kericho counties were Tuesday compiling data of learners who have not reported to school.

Thousands of learners in Coast region have failed to resume their studies following the reopening of schools on Monday, raising fears of a mass dropout. 


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