YEN.com.gh has learnt that some Ghanaian female teachers who are posted to rural communities are being forced to offering up their bodies to men in return for food to sustain themselves.
The sad revelation was made by one Madam Victoria Affram, who was speaking with the Accra-based radio station, Adom FM.
In her interview with the media house, Madam Affram, the First National Trustee of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) stated that the young female teachers who get posted to such rural areas are easily taken advantage of by the local leaders.
She lamented that the leaders in the areas lure the "young female teachers" with gifts and end up impregnating them.
According to Madam Victoria Affram, some of the unsuspecting young women are subsequently forced to become second or third wives to their "assailants".
To solve the supposed menace, Madam Affram suggested that new young female teachers be given a salary advance when posted to such areas.
"It is not that they are interested in profligate lifestyles, the fact is that they are hungry and need to survive in order to discharge their duties as teachers in the schools they have been posted to which results in some of these unfortunate behaviours", she added.
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