BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga says pregnancies among girls of school-going age and teachers who go to class drunk are not her department's problems.
Speaking in De Aar in the Northern Cape at the National Council of Provinces' "Taking Parliament to the People" programme, Motshekga said parents could not "pass the buck" back to her department on the thorny issue of rising teenage pregnancies as children were not having sex in schools.
"Teenage pregnancy is a problem imported to schools by homes and the community.
"They don't make sex at schools, they make sex at homes.
"There's something wrong that it now becomes my problem. We don't provide beds, we provide pens and books," she said.
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