Authorities of the Ghana Education Service in Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region have rejected claims by a news portal that a teacher-trainee, posted to a school in the municipality has impregnated 24 of the school girls, four female teachers and the headmistress.
In a statement dated June 3, 2022, the Asokore Mampong Municipal Education Directorate said all the eight schools in the municipality are headed by males, except one which is headed by a female described as a woman in her advanced age and preparing to go on retirement next year.
The statement added that the municipality is an example of massive decline in teenage pregnancies.
“The Directorate has records to prove the reduction of teenage pregnancy in our schools. The Girls’ Education unit has over the past 3 years recorded lower number of pregnant school girls in schools in our Municipality,” portions of the release stated.
The directorate noted that it is therefore impossible for anyone to have impregnated all 31 persons as claimed in that story by the Volta Web Page.
The Directorate, admonished the media “to contact us to verify or confirm issues regarding education in the municipality at any time.”
“As part of our open door policy, the Asokore Mampong Education Directorate is ever ready to provide further information and clarification on this and related matters,” they added.