Star Ghana Foundation, is calling on stakeholders to intensify efforts to get young mothers who dropped out of school to continue their education.
This will give them a bright future, cut the chain of school drop-outs, and reduce the menace of abject poverty.
It will also complement government’s efforts at educating more Ghanaians for accelerated development.
In an interview with the GNA, the Programmes Manager of Star Ghana Foundation, Mrs. Eunice Agbenyadzi said more than 3,200 girls got pregnant between January and May 2020, with greater number of them due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
She said it is important to intensify public education on the existence of the school re-entry policy for pregnant girls and young mothers.
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare said the re-entry policy will help achieve an all-inclusive and equitable quality education.
Speaking on some challenges of re-entry for young mothers, Mr. Asare said poverty, lack of information on re-entry and stigmatization by peers, teachers and even head teachers pose major challenges to the re-entry policy.
The Girl Child Coordinator in the Mfantseman Municipality, Mrs. Julia Damale, speaking on what has been done to curtail the menace of teen pregnancies, said the Ghana Education Service has been constantly sensitizing parents and students to avoid the tradition of teenage motherhood in the area.