No To PENS DOWN PARTIES – Mpumalanga Department of Education Advices
Mpumalanga Department of Education appeals to leaners to refrain from hosting & attending the so called “Pens Down Parties “
Now that the final examinations are near conclusion, the Department appeals to learners to refrain from hosting and attending the so called “Pens Down Parties.”
Past experiences have proven that these parties lead to disastrous consequences due to lack of adult or parental supervision. Overindulgence in alcohol and drug intake are a common feature in these parties.
The Department is encouraging learners not to allow peer pressure to get the better of them. It is wise to choose right and be safe. Some learners ended losing their lives as a result of the reckless behavior in these parties.
Some learners risk unplanned pregnancies and contracting sexually transmitted diseases as a result of these unruly parties.
The Department therefore calls upon parents and community members to join the clarion call to denounce these “Pens Down Parties” in the strongest terms possible .
Parents are further requested to monitor their children’s movements, conduct and strongly discourage them from engaging in such activities. Let’s join hands to protect our children and to safeguard their future .
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