The lack of proper monitoring systems at night in some schools in the Upper East Region has opened floodgates for some adult miscreants to troop into the schools on daily basis to fetch girls out to satisfy their sexual desires.
The acts of these men, majority of whom are said to be married, are affecting the academic performance of female students in the Region.
Margaret Akparibo who has taught in many SHSs in the region but now the Headmistress of Gowrie Senior High School says some of these female students pick rivalry with her whenever she tries to drive away their adult boyfriends anytime they visit the school.
“Gowrie is very lucky I don’t leave on campus. But the schools that I have taught before, I have had the audios task of sacking responsible looking men coming after people’s daughters. And so, when you begin to coach that little girl, then she immediately sees the rivalry in me”, she stated.
She made this revelation during Bongo assembly general meeting. Speaking on an impending policy which seeks to cater for girls who become pregnant to attend and complete their education, the headmistress lamented that the policy if adopted could pave way for adolescent girls to engage in sexual immoralities which could jeopardize the standards of education in the country.
“Now, they can carry that belly and sew maternity union and be in school? We have to look at some of these policies. Let us not copy blindly. The Whiteman is a Whiteman. So, when I look at it, why wouldn’t performance go down” Madam Akparibo lamented.
Indiscipline has eaten deep into the fibre of students in the region that Madam Akparibo recalled how some students in the Bongo Senior High School and Zorkor SHS declared a self-holiday without the knowledge of government.
“They said AU Day fell on Saturday, so, they said Monday must be a holiday”, she indicated.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah