- The students lure the girls in the area into sexual relationships and break up with them immediately they become pregnant
- Chiefs in the area have accused male students of the Cape Coast University of impregnating girls in the metropolis and ditching them
Male students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) are responsible for 80% of pregnancies in the Cape Coast Metropolis, according to findings by the city's National Service Personnel Association (NASPA).
Cape Coast has, in recent times, recorded high rates of teenage pregnancies, prompting the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Djaba to lament the situation.
A report by the Ghana Health Service in 2015 indicated that more than 13,000 teenage girls got pregnant in the Central Region.
And according to the region’s Social Welfare Department, over 5000 teenage girls have been found to be pregnant in the year under review.
However, in a rather shocking revelation, male students of UCC have been accused of being responsible for majority of the pregnancies.
Amamoma, Apewosika, Kwesi Prah are the communities that have so far recorded the highest number of teenage pregnancies, with the report further suggesting that these girls are sometimes lured with as little as GHC1.
NASPA, therefore, appealed for those students to be fished out and dealt with, to serve as a deterrent to others.
This, they said, will help protect the futures of other poor girls in the metropolis.
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