A startling discovery has come to light and left the administration of a secondary school in Kopsiro division, Mt Elgon Constituency shocked after they found out that 20 girls at the institution were pregnant.
The pregnancies at Chelebei Secondary school were discovered after the school’s routine check-up usually conducted after students resume from their holiday breaks.
“It was a simple pregnancy routine test that we normally carry out when the girls report back from holiday and from the results we discovered that 20 of our girls were pregnant”, Deputy Principal David Emachar stated.
According to Mr Emachar, 4 of the teenage girls aged between 14 and 20 are form four students, 8 are in form three, 6 in form two while 2 are in form one.
The incident is reminiscent of the 2014 case where 18 girls dropped out of school at Chepkurkur Primary School in Mt Elgon due to pregnancy.