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Student Engagement: an investigative study into the implementation of learner pregnancy policy in Namibia: in the case of Khomas Region by Nelao Ndeshipanda & Dr Nambira
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Student Engagement: an investigative study into the implementation of learner pregnancy policy in Namibia: in the case of Khomas Region by Nelao Ndeshipanda & Dr Nambira

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The increasing number of teenage pregnancy in schools is a serious concern in the education sector and society at large. This concern instigated the study by looking at the policy implementation and …

The increasing number of teenage pregnancy in schools is a serious concern in the education sector and society at large. This concern instigated the study by looking at the policy implementation and awareness of the policy among learners and the public at large in Khomas Region

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  • 1. SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT POLYTECHNIC O F N A M I B I A transforming into Namibia University of Science and Technology STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LEARNER PREGNANCY POLICY IN NAMIBIA: IN THE CASE OF KHOMAS REGION – Nelao Ndeshipanda Puleinge Introduction • The increasing number on teenage pregnancy in schools is a serious concern in the education sector and society at large. • This concern instigated the study by looking at the policy implementation and awareness of the policy among learners and the public at large in Khomas Region Method • Qualitative approach was used • Population: Third of the total population (n=38) of grade 10 and 12 learners at Ella Du Plessis and Hage Geingob High schools Acknowledgements • Supervisor: Mr J. Mbenzi © Nelao Ndeshipanda Puleinge & Dr Geoffrey Nambira 2013 Findings The study find out: • lack of awareness of the policy existence in schools • inconsistency in the policy implementation by school authorities • lack of monitoring of the policy implemen- tation by schools and officials of the Ministry of Education • Lack of parental guidance • Exploitation of girls • Alcohol abuse • Encourage abstinenceRecommendations The study recommended the following measures: • create public awareness about the policy; • provision of the teenage pregnancy policy in all schools; • continuous monitoring of the policy implementation in schools by Ministry officials. RESEARCH DAY

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