A Pressure group called the Network for Assin Development in Assin in the central region has asked Ghana Education Service, GES to sack all head teachers both in the primary, junior high and senior high schools.
According to them, the head teachers have failed to teach the student proper sex education which has resulted in increment of teenage pregnancy.
“Teenage pregnancy has sky rocked in the area leading to unnecessary school drop out in the Assin land”, they stated.
The network for Assin Development again bemoaned that, teachers in the various schools have woefully failed.
This is because, it is important for schools to grow the habit of sex education to their students in order to reduce high birth rate among teenagers.
Sex education is high quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex and sexuality, exploring values and beliefs about those topics and gaining the skills that are needed to navigate relationships and manage one’s own sexual health.
Sex education may take place in schools, in community settings, or online. Planned Parenthood believes that parents play a critical and central role in providing sex education.
Though it is the responsibility for parents to educate their children on sex, teachers play the pivotal role in teaching students on sex.
Research has stated that most children listen to their teachers more often than they listen to their parents.
However, both parent and teachers have a role to play in educating children on sex.
“We are calling on all the stakeholders including DCE, MCE and Gender minister to collaborate in order to enact laws to regulate irresponsible parenting”, they stated.
The Network for Assin Development addressed that, parents who has failed to take proper care of their wards must be arrested.
The pressure group is also calling on all the stakeholders, opinion leaders and faith based organizations to help the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Assin.
Story by: Augustina Tetteh/Pinkfmonlinegh.com