The Ghana Education Service (GES) has denied allegations that a teacher trainee in Asokore Mampong impregnated a headmistress, four teachers, and 24 students.
According to the GES directorate in the Asokore Mampong Municipality, the claims are false because the municipality does not have any teacher trainees from colleges of education assigned to it.
The Asokore Mampong Municipal Education Directorate also stated in a statement issued on June 3, 2022, that only one of its eight M/A schools has a female headmistress who is nearly 60 years old and will retire in 2023.
“The Asokore Mampong Municipal Education Directorate hereby informs the general public that this publication is totally false. The Education Directorate since its inception has not engaged colleges of Education to post teacher trainees into any of our schools.
“Teacher trainees are posted within their home regions. Trainees are posted to schools in districts within their Region of studies and are mostly sent to schools that lack trained teachers. Asokore Mampong does not have such a challenge.
“There are eight (8) M/A schools under the Education Directorate, all of these schools are headed by males except Aboabo MA JHS which is headed by a female who is far advance in age and is due for retirement in 2023,” portions of the statement by the GES read.
The GES also stated that it has implemented measures in schools in the Asokore Mampong Municipality to reduce teenage pregnancy, which has increased dramatically in recent years.
Read the full statement by the GES below: