Education ministry losing teachers to HIV/AIDS
Tuesday 13 July 2004
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KENYA: Education ministry losing teachers to HIV/AIDS


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JOHANNESBURG, 5 April (PLUSNEWS) - Kenya loses five of its 235,000 teachers daily as a result of HIV/AIDS, the Ministry of Education has said.

Education permanent secretary Prof Karega Mutahi, told a local newspaper, The East African Standard, there was a large number of HIV-positive teachers and many others were already bed-ridden.

He said this had affected teaching and student performance in both primary and secondary schools.

"If the HIV/AIDS infection and death rates among teachers are not stopped, their important societal role will be diminished," Mutahi said.

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