Male students of Ajumako Kokoben D/A Basic School have been having unprotected sex with their female counterparts and impregnating them indiscriminately.
This worrying development emerged when the Girl Child Coordinator for the school Alberta Enyonam revealed it during activities to mark Girls Week in the school under the theme: “Preventing Teenage Pregnancy in Ajumako Kokoben Basic D/A Basic School” which is on the back of the celebration of International Girls Day.
She noted that the development where the female students are being impregnated by fellow boys is adversely affecting academic performance in the school.
“The theme really goes for us because teenage pregnancy has become the norm of the day in Ajumako Kokoben Basic D/A Basic School here. The girls are really getting pregnant here and the most unfortunate thing is that they get pregnant with their own classmates which is very bad.
It creates a burden on their parents, it means that their parents will have to take care of these kids too which is really disturbing. Some also end up dropping out, when you ask them to come back to school they think they are mature. Currently, we have some mothers and two pregnant girls in the school, she told Kasapa FM in an interview.
Alberta Enyonam advised the female students to create role models for themselves by looking up to their teachers, and other great personalities in their communities and at the national level and aspire to be like them.