45 school girls have been reported to have gotten pregnant in the Wassa East district during the lockdown.
Eva Ankrah Founder of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Hurds Foundation has revealed that 45 students got pregnant during the closure of schools in the Wassa East district of the Western Region.
35 pupils out of the 45 pregnant school girls have recently delivered in the district. Due to the covid-19 pandemic in March, 2020, schools in Ghana were closed down to reduce the spread of the COVID-19.
Reports indicate to Ghanaontheglobe.com that when schools reopened in January, 2021 many school girls did not report to school in Daboase, the capital of the Wassa East district.
The district’s Ghana Education Service (GES) have already made provision to tackle the problem whiles they have given opportunity to the pupils to apply for leave of absence which is a duration of 3 months.