Members of Parliament (MPs) have bemoaned the increasing rate of teenage girls being impregnated by their teachers and other professionals including lawyers and engineers.

According to the MPs, stiffer punishments must be meted out to culprits, most especially teachers who take advantage of their vulnerable female students and impregnate them.

Their concerns follow a statement on the floor of parliament by Gomoa Central MP Naana Eyiah who decried the increasing number of teenagers being impregnated by teachers in schools in the Central Region and the country at large.

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Contributing to the discussion in parliament on Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem MP Samuel Atta Mills gave a breakdown of the professionals that impregnate young students.

He said from “July to December 2016, 5,106 teens were impregnated, 460 of them were between 13 to 15 years of age, 4,682 were between 16 to 19 years old.”

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“When you look at those who impregnated these children, primary school teachers were 301, tertiary school teachers were 48, small-scale farmers were 986, large-scale farmers were 62, fishermen were 295, clerical officers 1, health workers 1, lawyers 4, engineers 11, drivers 676, masons 232, students 187, carpenters 93, traders 173, motor bike riders 35, galamsey workers 397,” he said.

Source: class fm

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