Some Ghanaian Educationist have expressed concern over the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy among school girls and how authorities are not showing up any interest of helping to save the falling standards of education in the country.
This concerns were raised on Rite FM’s Community Watch program last Saturday where the Head Master of Great Achievers preparatory school, Mr. Emmanuel Tetteh said one will see students who have graduated from Junior High School (JHS) and government does not have any plans for them, they end up on the streets trying to earn a living hence teenage pregnancy still increasing rate of teanage pregnancy.
He said even the few one’s that progress to the Senior High Schools (SHS) also perform abysmally because most of them failed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and were promoted to SHS without any concrete foundation for these children to build up their capacity in the educational curriculum.
The Municipal Shef Coordinator, for Yilo Krobo Mr. Solomon Anor has attributed the issues of teenage pregnancy to the lack of parental care and poverty in some Ghanaian communities.
He stated that some parents are not in the capacity of providing for their young girls the basic necessity and when they realize their parents are not supply them with their needs, they turn to seek support from their friends and end up in circumstances they can no longer control.
Mr. Amor has therefore called on all the industry players in the educational sector, NGO’S and other bodies to come on board to restructure the educational system in the country.
Writer: Nyarko Francis