Female teachers exchange sex for food in rural communities - GNAT reveals
Madam Victoria Affram said the female teachers who are posted to the rural areas have to be in amorous relationships with some opinion leaders
This, according to GNAT has affected teaching in the communities.
Madam Victoria Affram speaking on Accra-based Adom FM said the female teachers who are posted to the rural areas have to be in amorous relationships with some opinion leaders and some village chiefs.
She said, because government don’t pay newly posted teachers on time, the vulnerable female teacher have to go through this in the village whiles others who can’t cope with the situation do not go at all.
She noted: "Some of these opinion leaders lure them with gifts and subsequently impregnate them and force them to become second and third wives. These lustful opinion leaders come under the guise of lending some support but with the view of engaging in sex with the teachers. Some of them get pregnant for the husbands of others leading to internal rifts between them and the original wives."
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Madam Victoria Affram called on government to ensure prompt payment of salaries to newly posted teachers in rural Ghana to curb the situation.
"Some of these female teachers have no places to sleep…it is that bad that some even sleep on mats. In the end the teachers who are supposed to be role models turn out to do the reverse of what they are supposed to advise the teachers against.
"They are not given T and T and when they go to the village, they are accommodated by opinion leaders in the community who later make love proposals to them…many become pregnant later, are forced to become the 2nd and 3rd wives of the opinion leaders and lose their respect as role models for the young girls," she added.
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