Stu­dents have to keep off love af­fairs

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - WEEKEND - BY BRIAN JOSEPH NGUGI

The KCSE ex­ams are un­der­way. The four years in sec­ondary school are very dif­fi­cult. As stu­dents, we suf­fer from many things, one of one of them be­ing the fear of be­ing sus­pended. Sec­ondary school stu­dents are teenagers, ado­les­cents ex­pe­ri­enc­ing changes, one of them be­ing at­trac­tion to the op­po­site sex. But is this the right time to get into a re­la­tion­ships? Many teens think they know bet­ter, but our par­ents al­ways tell us not to. They have been there and ex­pe­ri­ence is the best teacher.

For can­di­dates, these ex­ams hold your fu­ture. This also ap­plies to ev­ery teen. Not en­gag­ing in love re­la­tion­ships is not the end of the world. In fact, be­ing alone is best. Our par­ents strug­gle hard to make sure that when the schools re­open you re­turn to school. Some even bor­row to pay our school fees. It is un­fair to be ob­sessed with the op­po­site sex af­ter our par­ents strug­gle so much for us. You joined sec­ondary school with more than 400 marks, yet you fan­ta­sise about a cer­tain boy or girl. Do not re­turn home with an E of 200 marks. This will be a big shame. Let us re­mem­ber that ex­pe­ri­ence is the best teacher, and we should lis­ten to our el­ders. We will have our­selves to blame if we mess up our lives.

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