Don’t allow yourselves to be impregnated – Otiko tells Krobo girls

The Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba has admonished students of Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School not to allow men to make them pregnant while they are still in school.

Delivering her opening remarks as the Co-Chairperson at the 90th anniversary and Speech and price giving day of Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior School, the minister said should focus on their studies and not allow themselves to be impregnated which could end their education.

“…The teachers who impregnate girls, this is a serious warning to you. It is an abuse of their rights and you are their role model you must not be the one to abuse the rights of the young girls. We must also put an end to child marriage,” she stated.

She continued: “We want to initiate a mentoring program; a girls-girls leadership program in all the schools, from basic to tertiary and as well as within the communities to ensure that we know our rights and we understand what it is to be a woman who is an equal partner in society, no longer women behind but side by side with our men as equal partners.

“In conclusion, I want to say to you, be bold, be confident, be respectful. If you wear a short dress, it’s fashionable but know that it can attract somebody who would want to rape or defile you. You must be responsible for the choices you make”.

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