The objective of the study was to find out the extent to which girls’
education is being affected by teenage pregnancy in the Tano North District of
the Brong Ahafo Region. The study employed the survey method which
basically aimed at gathering facts, opinions and attitudes for the purpose of
description, explanation, exploration and to answer questions concerning the
subject under study.
The population of the study comprised young girls who had suffered
teenage pregnancy and teenage mothers in and out of Junior High Schools
(J.H.S.) within all the five educational Circuits in Tano North district of the
Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The sample for the study comprised 30
pregnant teenage girls and teenage mothers in and out of Junior High School
in the Tano North District. The study employed the snowball sampling
technique. A 23-item interview guide questions was used to collect the data.
Frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the responses.
The results of the study indicate that parental negligence is a major
cause of teenage pregnancy in the district. Also, the results showed that
adolescents in the district are poor users of contraception
It was therefore recommended that the district assemblies should enact
bye-laws which will educate parents and guardians about the parental and
adult responsibility towards proper education of the girl child. Also, parents,
churches, youth associations and social clubs should talk freely and effectively
about sex education, teenage pregnancies and its associated consequences.
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Resources, African Research. "EFFECTS OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY ON GIRLS EDUCATION IN THE TANO NORTH DISTRICT" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 17, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-teenage-pregnancy-on-girls-education-in-the-tano-north-district