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KESSHA Want KNEC To Stop Administering Exams To Teenage Mothers

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KESSHA Want KNEC To Stop Administering Exams To Teenage MothersPrincipals have requested the government to suspend handing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams to pregnant candidates who give birth during the national exam.“We appreciate that the Ministry of Education and the government have continued to embrace education for all, that we are even able to manage our young girls who fall in the family way and our principals manage them despite the challenges that go with them.“ Said Indimuli.The Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (Kessha) praised the government for improving inclusive education; nevertheless, the principals stated that students who have just given birth should be given time to ‘completely heal’ before taking examinations."Why should we test a girl who has just delivered?” asked Kessha chair Kahi Indimuli.Instead, the KESSHA chairman encouraged the government to provide the candidates adequate time to heal after pregnancy and childbirth.KESSHA Want KNEC To Stop Administering Exams To Teenage MothersThe school administrators stated that the students can retake the examinations when their brains and bodies are ready, claiming that it is not a question of life and death."I have never fallen pregnant, but I have been with somebody very close who has fallen expectant and I have seen the pain they go through until I feel it.” Said Indimuli.Mr Indimuli requested the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) to conduct a thorough review.ALSO READ:“ Here is a girl, who has gone through that problem the whole night and delivers around 6 AM maybe through the caesarean section or normal delivery. But at 8am we are there with an invigilator, a policeman and a supervisor,” he said.Mr Indimuli believes that if a doctor has indicated that a kid is ill and has to be admitted, the pupil should be placed on bed rest.KESSHA Want KNEC To Stop Administering Exams To Teenage Mothers

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