A student became pregnant due to lack of toilet facilities at our school – Headmistress

A female student, 15, is currently pregnant as a result of the school’s lack of a toilet facility, according to the school’s head, who wishes to remain anonymous.

The school’s head stated that the lack of a toilet in the school forces students to go outside to attend to nature’s call, which she claims has an impact on teaching and learning.

The revelation was made during an interview with the President of the Africa Schools Sanitation Foundation, Kwaku Tutu, and the CEO, Kwabena Antwi Bosiako, on the television show ‘Communal Labour.’

The principal explained that the Ghana Education Service requires our schools to have toilets and urinal facilities so that students who need to use them can have access to them, can come out, wash their hands with soap and under running water, and quickly return to the classroom.

According to her, the availability of these facilities is critical so that students can focus on teaching and learning without being distracted.

“By law, authorities should provide toilets and urinals in our schools so that when a child has a stomach upset or needs to urinate quickly, they can do so and quickly return to the class to learn.”

She believed that when there are no toilets or urinals and students choose to go home or elsewhere, it is not only unsafe but also dangerous.

When asked if these challenges might cause a distraction in the students’ overall learning, she said, “That is true. In my school, a young girl is currently pregnant. She was constantly leaving the school to attend to nature’s call due to the lack of a toilet facility.”

“Anytime you went to the classroom and asked about her, they would tell you she is out to attend to nature’s call,” she revealed. She’s only 15 years old. I’m not sure if she got pregnant on the toilet or not. It is concerning. We require a toilet facility.”

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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