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676 Students In The Volta Region Got Pregnant During COVID-19 Period

The Volta Regional Guide Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service, Mr Gideon Tsawodi has revealed that a total of 676 school children in the Volta Region were impregnated during the intense moments of the coronavirus dominance in the country thus from March to September.

Out of the 676 pregnant students, 176 of them were primary pupils, 325 in Junior High (JHS), while 175 were in Senior High School (SHS).

Surprisingly a total of 285 nursing mothers were also recorded to be in school, the majority of which were JHS and SHS students.

Ranking, Keta recorded the highest number of student pregnancies cases with a total of 92 students, while Hohoe followed suit with 86 students with Ketu South clinching the third spot with 82 students.

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Mr Gideon Tsawodzi made the revelation of the data during a meeting of the Volta Regional Child Protection Committee.

Speaking at the event, he said the situation was endemic, and that late admission to was counted as a primary cause of the whole issue.

Stressing on some other causes, Mr Gideon Tsawodzi said gaps in guidance and counselling also remained a key factor.

He added that communities had also become sexually promiscuous and were not able to safeguard the sexual rights of the girl-child.

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Appiah Kwesi Anokye Dennis Jnr, professionally known as Kwesi Appiah is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger and writer.

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