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Teacher predators: Honest conversation with youth way to curb teen sexual escapades - 1 months ago, 22 Mar 00:23

Hezron Mogambi

While teachers are part of the essence of moulding future leaders, the activities of some, especially those sexually molesting students under their tutelage, are increasing and worrisome. Rather than protecting students, some educators take advantage, abusing power and violating trust.

Why is this becoming a new normal yet it is a horrifying trend? If you ask teachers, they are just as mortified with these cases as the rest of us. That 1,077 teachers have been sacked for having sexual relations with students in the past eight years is actually bad news because that translates to about 135 teachers sacked every year or just about 11 teachers monthly.

And here we haven’t yet looked at the twin issue of pregnancies in school. A report by the Ministry of Education released last year exposed shocking details on the rates of teenage pregnancies, child defilement and drug abuse in schools.

So, why ...
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