In Kenya, students of the Kakamega blamed surprisingly bad exam marks on a local teacher who, it is claimed, had been engaged in witchcraft.
Girls from Form Three and Form Four stated that personal effects had been taken by the teacher to local magicians in order to be cleansed. The teacher is said to have been liaising with magicians over the term period in order to help boost the student’s academic abilities.
One student said, “We work hard, but perform very badly in national examinations”.
The Standard, who broke the story, were unable to get official comment from the school where the headmaster has also been accused of nepotism.
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What do you think? Is a teacher within their rights to try and use magic in order to influence their students’ abilities and success?
Are the school girls trying to avoid blame for their poor performance by pointing a finger at their teacher?
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