A teacher has impregnated three girls in the same class. This incident occurred in Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality in the central region. Also, Seven other girls have also been impregnated by their close relatives in the same municipality.
According to natives in the community, there has been a regular occurrence of similar incidents and this is a threat to the future prospects of the young girls in the municipality. Sources have it that, these abuses have affected the children in the community physiologically, leading to suicide among some of them.
A lecturer in the University of Cape Coast Counselling Centre ‘Dr Kyeremeh’ has stated, the COVID-19 restrictions exposed the children to all forms of abuse which are unusual and this has led to psychological effects among these children.
The Kwadaso Municipal Educational Coordinator of the Counsellor and Guidance unit of GES has revealed that several students who are victims of teacher-student sexual abuse fail to report to the proper authorities making it difficult to issue sanctions to the teachers.
This situation according to the GES will have a serious impact on the girls when schools resume full operations.