421 final year JHS girls get pregnant during COVID-19 break - GES statistics reveal

421 final year JHS girls get pregnant during COVID-19 break - GES statistics reveal

- Statistics from the Ghana Education Service has stated that 421 Junior High School girls got pregnant

- This according to the statistics occurred during the COVID-19 break

- Unfortunately, these girls have not been able to return to school

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A nationwide data from the Ghana Education Service has revealed that at least, 421 Junior High School girls got pregnant during the COVID-19 break.

According to a report filed by the Ghana News Agency, these girls could not return to school in January when schools reopened.

The Executive Director of Songtaba Organisation, Madam Lamnatu Adam, said the 421 girls were all final year Junior High School students.

421 JHS Final Year Girls Get Pregnant During Coronavirus Break
421 JHS Final Year Girls Get Pregnant During Coronavirus Break

Madam Adam made this known during the official launch of Vibrant Village Foundation (VVF) to provide financial support to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to enable them to increase access to quality education for children, especially girls in rural areas.

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Madam Adam however called on stakeholders to increase awareness in the communities on the GES’s re-entry policy that allows pregnant girls to return to school after delivery.

She, therefore, called on parents to assist the girls to care for their children so that they could go back to school to complete their education.

In other news, Comfort Boko Mensah, an 80-year-old Ghanaian woman has narrated how Ghana's first president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah changed her life for good.

In an interview with TV3 Ghana sighted by YEN.com.gh on the YouTube channel of the media organization, Comfort indicated she was at a low point in her life when she was lucky to encounter Nkrumah on one of his trips.

Seeing that the lady needed some help, the president held Comfort by the hand and handed her over to an official to make sure he got her a job.

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The official who Comfort recalls as Kutin got her trained to become the very first female tractor driver in Ghana at the time in the workers' brigade.

The mother of eight was so moved by the intervention made in her life that she became a cheerleader for Nkrumah's political party, the Convention People's Party.

Interestingly, the 80-year-old also mentioned that she was once tricked to send a t-roll containing poison to eliminate Nkrumah at the James Fort Prison.

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