A total of 47 students in Basic Schools and Senior High schools in Suhum Municipality in the Eastern Region were impregnated from March 2020 to April 2021, according to the Municipal Education Directorate.
Five (5) student’s ages 12 to 20 years were impregnated during the period at the basic education level. They include 12 and 13-year-old class four (4) and Class six (6) pupils respectively while three are Junior High School pupils.
The schools are Suhum Ayokotse M/A Primary School, Suhum Presby “C” Basic School, Mile 44 JHS, Suhum Islamic JHS, and Suhum Presby ‘A’ JHS.
At the Senior High School level, 35 students were impregnated but have delivered their babies while seven (7) are still pregnant.
The schools are; Islamic Girls Senior High School which recorded 15 deliveries and 4 pregnancies. Suhum Technical Senior High Schools (SUTESCO) also recorded 8 deliveries and pregnancies while Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC) recorded two (2) deliveries and 2 pregnancies.
The Suhum Municipal director of Education, Esther Quaye said this during the inauguration of the “Municipal Advocacy Platform for Back to School campaign taskforce” instituted to ensure that school dropouts return to school after the long closure of schools as a result of Covid-19.
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