THE INFLUENCE OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY ON EDUCATION: PERCEPTIONS OF EDUCATORS AT A SECONDARY SCHOOL IN TEMBISA, GAUTENG

Nokuthula Nokuphiwe Nkosi, Edmarie Pretorius

Abstract


Globally teenage pregnancy has been a major interference to the educational achievement of female learners. Teenage pregnancies among school-going learners have grown at an alarming rate and is a serious concern in South African society. Based on a qualitative study with 12 educators at a high school in Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa, this article considers their perceptions to gain in-depth insight about the influence of teenage pregnancy on the educational achievement of high school learners. The findings revealed that teenage pregnancy negatively affects the learner, other learners, the school, the family, the community and society as a whole.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/55-1-698

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