The Upper East Regional Educational Directorate is calling for a system to check the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies in the area.
According to them, the rise in the number of teenage pregnancies by Basic Educational Certificate Examination candidates is worrying and should be curbed.
Speaking to Citi News, the Upper East Regional Director of Education, Mr. Emmanuel Zumakpe expressed deep worry about the situation going on in the Upeer East Region.
“Bongo and Kehenekene are leading the pack with 24 pregnancies each. And we have a total of 83 pregnancies in the region for this year alone. And these are just JSS children!”
He asked for funding to tackle the problem.
“These are just the confirmed cases .So it is a very serious issue. The issue of the teenage pregnancies we should put together a team and come up with a proposal and we will use the proposal to seek funding and tackle that problem.”
By: Ewurabena Hagan/citifmonline.com/Ghana