Abuakwa, a mining community in the Amansie Central district in Ashanti is battling with teenage pregnancy among JHS students in the area.
Three girls who are in form 1 are currently pregnant and they are still learning in school.
According to assistant headmistress of the school Mrs Rebecca Amankwa, the situation is so alarming that if care is not taken to protect the school girls from illegal miners in the area who are called “tototo” from sleeping with the girls anyhow, it would adversely kill teaching and learning.
She said the influence of use of money counted in so much that, it easily compelled the girls to join in the illegal miners sexual promiscuity.
Story By : Asumadu Darkwah -kessben fm