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Emphasis on girl-child education helps them shine in exams

By Wasike Elvis.

National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) North Rift regional co-ordinator Moses Ouma has revealed why boys did not perform well in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.
Speaking to Education News recently Ouma said much emphasis has been put on the girl-child, leaving out the boy child.
“The current education policies such as at the expense of the boy return to school for teenage mothers and comprehensive sexuality education tend to favor the girl child,” he said in his office recently.
“Proper interventions need to be put in place like investments in education and other sectors to address the equal treatment of both boy and girl child and not just focusing on the girl education. The boy child is becoming an endangered species. The Government through the Ministry of Education should develop programmes to support them,” he added.
He reiterated that as a population expert he foresees a situation where with the current empowerment of girl child there will be reduced fertility thus increasing contraception use and reducing fertility and mortality level leading to a managed population better than boys.
This comes after girls performed in the 2017 KCPE examinations.

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