- Two MPs are angry at some teachers and lawyers in the central region for impregnating school girls
They are calling on GES to punish teachers who take advantage of school girls in the region
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Some professionals including lawyers, teachers and engineers working within the Central region are said to be battling each other in free for all acts of impregnating teenage girls in the municipality.
According to the Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central Naana Eyiah, his region needs some stiffer punishments to teach some culprits lessons, most especially teachers who take advantage of their vulnerable female girls.
Some MPs have been alarmed, after the startling revelation made by the Gomoa Central MP.
The MP on the floor of parliament revealed that, the increasing spate of teenage pregnancy among some school girls are by their teachers and other professionals including lawyers and engineers.
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He further submitted that, the worrying aspect of all the episode is teachers who are supposed to offer a helping hands to the girls in schools have taken the lead impregnating high number of them.
Hon. Eyiah added that, some lawyers and engineers working within the region have also joined the fray.
Contributing to the discussion in parliament today, the MP for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Samuel Atta Mills, gave a statistical breakdown of professionals that impregnate their young girls the most.
He said from “July to December 2016 alone, there were 5,106 pregnancies. Between ages 13 to 15, there were 430 pregnancies. Whiles from 16-19 there were 4682.
In his submission, he stated that, “when you look at those who impregnated these children, primary school teachers were 301, tertiary school teachers were 48, small-scale farmers were 986, large-scale farmers were 62, fishermen were 295, clerical officers 1, health workers 1, lawyers 4, engineers 11, drivers 676, masons 232, students 187, carpenters 93, traders 173, motor bike riders 35, galamsey workers 397.
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The Komenda MP insisted that, teenage pregnancy is a real problem in the Central Region that must be addressed as a matter of urgency.
Hon. Atta Mills added that “Ghana Education Service needs to make sure, where and when there is evidence that, a teachers entrusted with the responsibility of educating children abuses his power by taking advantage female student impregnating them, that teacher should not only be dismissed but should be severely punished.”
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