by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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They are mandated to impart knowledge to pupils in a bid to prepare them in becoming responsible and productive members of society but it has emerged teachers in Ghana’s Central Region abuse their privileged position and wantonly impregnate teenage girls.
A 2016 Ghana Health Service (GHS) performance review event for 2016 revealed of the 12,048 teenage pregnancies recorded, teachers were responsible for 301, small-scale farmers responsible for 986 (19.3 percent), drivers for 676 (13.2 percent), small scale miners for 397 (7.8 percent) while unemployed men accounted for 353 (6.9 percent) of such pregnancies.
Primary and secondary male school teachers ensured 301 pregnancies happened, representing 5.9 percent of all teenage pregnancies in the Central Region in 2016. The health service observed although the total number of teenage pregnancies recorded saw a decline from previous figures of 12,048 in 2015, and 13,355 in 2014, it was still “unacceptably high.”