Galamsey operators impregnate school girls at Gomoa Ajumako
7/13/2012 11:00:40 PM -
Some galamsey operators have impregnated about seven (7) school girls in the Gomoa Ajumako Township causing serious concern among the teachers in the area.
The teachers who spoke on condition of anonymity to Adom News said they are very concerned about the attitude of most of the parents who fail to provide the basic necessities for their children; forcing the young girls to depend on the galamsey operators to provide them with both money for food and school fees.
A teacher at the Gomoa Ajumako D.A Basic School told our reporter Isaac Okyem that though teenage pregnancy is common in the area, some of the girls she and other teachers have spoken to claim that their parents are aware of their affairs with the galamsey operators and even endorse it because of the financial gains.
The teacher said five of her pupils are currently pregnant; two of them are in Classes 5 and 6 whilst five are also pregnant in JHS 1 and 2.
One teacher said she is becoming frustrated about the issue as most of the pregnant students are unable to study in school and doze off during classes, a situation they said dampen their spirit for teaching.
Another teacher said the trend is affecting teaching and learning adding that even when the bold and courageous ones return to the classroom, they are unable to function as they used to prior to their pregnancy and delivery.
The teachers called on the authorities to prosecute those galamsey men who impregnate the young girls.
They praised the Odikro of the town for his efforts at educating and motivating the young girls in the schools against teenage pregnancy adding that he has been the only one who has supported the students.
A gentleman at the school described the situation as chronic adding that in one instance a man impregnated three young girls.
Story by Ghana/Adomonline.com/Afia Pokua & Isaac Okyem