One of the teachers in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality in the Central Region is allegedly impregnated three students in the same class.
According to Dr Kyeremeh Tawiah Dabone who is a lecturer of the University of Cape Coast, the situation is threatening the future prospects of the young girls in the municipality.
He went on to say that a formal complaint has been filed against the teacher for appropriate sanctions to be applied against him.
He made the revelation during a seminar by the Ghana Education Service’ Counselling and Guidance Centre at Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region to equip school-based counsellors on the need to offer psychosocial support to school kids.
Seven other girls have also been impregnated by their close relatives in the municipality.
The situation, according to the GES, will have a serious physiological effect on the girls when schools resume full operations.
Dr Kyeremeh said the COVID-19 restrictions exposed the children to all forms of abuse which are unusual and has led to psychological effects among the children.
Mr Brew said sexual abuse by teachers is against the code of ethics of GES staff, adding that GES is committed to punishing any teacher who is involved in the act.
He explained that several students, who are victims of teacher-student sexual abuse, fail to report to the proper authorities making it difficult to issue sanctions to the teachers.