Two SHS very last 12 months college students supply beginning, others pregnant.
Two very last year students of St. Fidelis Senior High Technical School inside the Kwahu Afram Plains South District of the Eastern area who recently introduced and a seven month old pregnant scholar are suffering to deal with the obligatory boarding directive.
President Akufo-Addo directed that each one very last yr Senior High School (SHS three) students, collectively with SHS 2 Gold Track college students who resumed educational exercise on 22nd June, 2020 to complete the academic calendar need to be in the boarding residence as a degree to manipulate the unfold of Coronavirus in faculties.
However, because of the awkward conditions the 2 very last 12 months college students discover themselves, they have now not been able to resume educational paintings despite being willing to jot down the West Africa Senior High Certificate Examination (WASCE) starting this month.
But one of the lactating college students on Tuesday wrote to the Headmaster of the School and copied the District Director of Education Service about her condition requesting permission to come to high school from home to enable her take care of her child and on the same time partake in mastering to prepare for the checks.
A member of the family of the student, instructed Starr News “she turned into a boarding pupil however were given pregnant and introduced just before government reopened faculties so it approach we needed to take her from the boarding to live in the house. But due to the directive that all the students should stay in faculty she become no longer able to move because of the kid. So we wrote a letter to the headmaster begging him to let her move to school from the residence. So she has been going to the faculty simply that she feels worn-out and continually be dozing in elegance due to the fact the toddler doesn’t allow her to have sufficient sleep.”
Starr News has collected that the lactating scholar has been betrothed to the person who impregnated her at Tease Community where she is cohabitating.
One different lactating pupil and a heavily pregnant pupil are, however, yet to file to high school because of the destructive boarding directive.
Teenage being pregnant is prevalent inside the Afram Plains place due to poverty and other socio-monetary elements.
Many sufferers of adlescent being pregnant are forced into marriages with the perpetrators by way of their mother and father.
The Chief Executive Officer of International Child Development Program (ICDP) Joyce Lanyo, says it’s far critical for stakeholders in the District to make certain that the scholars are supported to write the exams and save you being compelled into marriage with the perpetrators.
ICDP that is imposing Partner for Girls Advocacy Alliance a venture initiative of Plan International Ghana looking for to eradicate Child marriage and gender based totally violence stated, many teenage women are being pressured into marriage on the expense in their schooling all through such conditions.