The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has unquestionably bruised the education sector in Ghana.
The education of girls in Saboba was extremely affected due to the closure of schools by the government for nearly a year.
Consequently, the District has recorded 65 cases of teenage pregnancy between March and October 2020.
After the ban on schools was lifted, many of these girls have refused to go back to school.
As a result, the Saboba District Assembly through the District Chief Executive, George Bingrini, has put up its best efforts to ensure these girls get the education they deserve but it has yielded no results.
Out of the 65 cases of teenage pregnancy recorded only 5 of them have agreed to go back to school when schools reopened.
The District Assembly of Saboba with support from Oxfam and other partners have supported the girls who could not go back to school with hairdryers, sewing machine among others to help them develop a skill which can support them.
A total of 35 hand sewing machines and cutting machines were donated to 35 youth, 34 hair washing basins were donated to 34 youth, 8 industrial sewing machines, 4 hairdryers, and 60 irons were donated to the girls to undertake their identified skills training.
In an interview with 3news.com, the District Chief Executive of Saboba, George Bingrini, said the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted damage to the education of the girls.
"During the Covid-19, most of our school children particularly girls got pregnant and could not go back to school. Through the help of IDC and Oxfam, we were able to identify most of these girls and convinced some of them and they are gone back to school. Those who could not go back due to some other challenges are those receiving the items to engage them in skill training.”
He also stated that the District Directorate of Education has put in measures to avoid any such occurrences in the future.
He called on the people of the district to adhere strictly to all the Covid-19 safety precautions.
Kindly like and share this article and leave a comment in the section below.
Content created and supplied by: konadumens (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More