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Surge in Teenage Pregnancy: School Children meet Boyfriends during “Break Time” for sex ~ Girl Child Coordinator

BONO EAST REGION

School Children meeting Boyfriends during “Break Time” for sexual excapedes – Techiman Municipal Girl Child Education Coordinator reveals

Mrs. Ellen White, the Techiman Municipal Girl Child Education Coordinator in the Bono East Region has revealed that some Female Students now run from School to their Boyfriends during “Break Time” periods for sexual excapedes at the blind side of Teachers, a development which has resulted to the several Teenage Pregnancies in the Country.

Figures available to this website from the Ghana Health Services according to our reporter indicate that, Techiman Municipality alone between January and June 2022 has recorded about 470 Teenage Pregnancies a situation the Ghana Education Service is very worried about.

Reacting to this in an interview during a Sensitization program on “Early or Child Marriages” in Techiman organized by the Purim African Youth Development Platform (PAYDP) with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mrs. Ellen White advised Parents to be extra vigilant with Children of nowadays as they are very adventurous especially with the use of Information Technology.

Mrs. Ellen White further commended Government of Ghana for introducing the “Re-entry Policy” a program which has seen over fifty (50) Girls who might have dropped out of School Getting Back to the Classrooms after getting Pregnant and Delivering their babies.

For her part, Madam Millicent Ocloo the Bono East Regional Programs Officer for Purim African Youth Development Platform cautioned Parents, Nananom and Religious Leaders against “Early/Child Marriages” as the Laws of Ghana shall deal with anyone caught encouraging such acts.

Filed by; Nana Kwadwo Adu (Asta Fm) – Techiman, Bono East Region

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