School children in A/R sacrifice school for mud fish

School children in A/R sacrifice school for mud fish

- Some pupils at Dwendaana in the Adansi South District are sacrificing their education for mudfish

- YEN.com.gh took photos of these pupils in mud water

- Basic education is a right for every Ghanaian child but unfortunately, it is not being upheld

Some children at Dwendaana in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region are leaving their classrooms to hunt for mud fish.

YEN.com.gh has discovered pictures of how these young children, mostly boys, went hunting for mud fish bare chested with shorts on.

Children in A/R leave their classrooms to hunt for mud fish

Children in A/R leave their classrooms to hunt for mud fish

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These children were busily draining the stagnant water in search of some fish for a family meal. The pictures reflect the hidden challenges that Ghana's educational sector continues to face in terms of children being restricted to attend class mainly because of some social constructs and family systems that limit children only to farming and fishing.

The government has come up with great interventions to increase the penetration of education across the country especially within the rural zones.

So far, access to basic education is one of the basic rights every child in Ghana is entitled to.

However, poor road systems, conservative cultural systems, and cases of child labor continue to prevent children from accessing basic education in the rural areas.

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Meanwhile, officials at Dwendaana in the Adansi South District are yet to comment on the issue as all boys captured in the photo continue to boycott class for other domestic issues.

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