More than 38 teenage female students in the northern region pregnant.

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By Joseph Osei

More than 38 teenage female students in the Karaga District are pregnant in the northern region; the situation is said to hampering the effort made at improving girl child education in the northern part of the country.

According to Fuseini Zakaria Ziblim, Karaga District Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers the district recently recorded 25 pregnancies among Senior High School (SHS) female students, while the Junior High Schools recorded 7 pregnancies with 6 other pregnant pupils coming from the primary schools.

She said a survey conducted by her outfit revealed that many communities in the district practiced forced marriages, betrothal, exchange and other outmoded forms of marriages, which undermined female education in the area. 

 

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