Gloria Sarkodie Addo, Nurse at Dodowa Hospital, urged The Ghana Education Service (GES) to create an adolescent centre in all schools to offer education on adolescent development.
She said this would empower young girls to share their problems with in-house resource persons for advice and solutions.
Mrs. Addo asked parents to educate their children on reproductive health, and the various stages of their development, to reduce teenage pregnancy, pre-marital sex and sexually transmitted diseases.
She asked children to stay away from pre-marital sex, and concentrate on their studies.
Mrs Addo educated the female pupils on how to keep their bodies clean during menstruation, and urged parents to play a key role in their children’s development.
Speaking on the theme “Stop child marriage, let the child grow”, on the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child, Catherine Ablah Nutsugah Mikado, Director, Girls Education Unit, GES, entreated parents not allow social and economic problems to make them give out their children for marriage.
She asked girls not to allow domestic problems deter them from achieving their goals.
By Claude Nyarko Adams