OPEN VOICE: Holiday: Students discuss how to avoid promiscuity

They say, "work without play makes Jack a dull boy."� That is one of the reasons why schools break for holidays after three or four months of non-stop studying. Some students use this period productively while others engage in destructive activities.

They say, “work without play makes Jack a dull boy.” That is one of the reasons why schools break for holidays after three or four months of non-stop studying. Some students use this period productively while others engage in destructive activities.

This week, The Education Times sought the views of holidaymakers on how learners can avoid engaging in promiscuous activities and other bad habits.

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Ziadah Akaliza
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Sheila Teta

Ziadah Akaliza

Everything in life happens for a reason. I don’t want to sound sarcastic but if you look for trouble, you definitely get it. To avoid such during this season, don’t keep yourself in the hands of wrong company.

Sheila Teta

Our parents always tell us to avoid trouble as much as possible. They also tell us to ask for permission before leaving home. Students should also introduce their friends to their parents for easy monitoring.

 

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Aisha Mbabazi
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Alen Kagazu

Aisha Mbabazi

Avoiding promiscuous activities during the holidays is simple. One must avoid hanging out late unless they are in the company of family and close relatives. I personally believe students should use the holiday to stay at home and help their parents whith house chores.

Alen Kagazu

I watch movies a lot during the holidays so I have no time to even think about sex. But because some movies can be so tempting, I always settle for the sex-free ones. It is hard to stay home all the time but to avoid getting into trouble, that is the best option.

 

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Kezah Latifah
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D. Munezero

D. Munezero

One can still avoid being promiscuous even when they go out often. I don’t think going out means having sex, that’s not true. However, if you are the reckless type, it is possible to fall into the trap of people who may want to  take advantage of you.  But that notwithstanding, students should have fun.

Kezah Latifah

I have heard of friends who have gotten into trouble during holidays but usually these are people who never want to sit home even for an hour. They love going to bars and night clubs where they engage in drinking and smoking, hence landing into trouble. Some girls are even raped at night. The solution to staying safe is keeping at home.

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Shamila Uwitonze

Shamila Uwitonze

Who doesn’t want to have fun? No one is allergic to that and it’s okay.

The only problem is how much fun you have. You can go out and still avoid being sexually assaulted or tempted by the way you carry yourself.

If you don’t want men to disturb you, dress decently.

If you have a comment or want the Education Times Open Voice team to  visit your school, please send an email to education@newtimes.co.rw