Virginia, four other states get No Child education waivers

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Virginia, four other states get No Child education waivers
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Education Boss Condemns Child Marriage
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Graduates of the Independence Cluster of Schools. INSET: Johnny Owusu-Boadi

THE OBUASI Municipal Director of Education, Johnny Owusu-Boadi has criticized the harmful practice of child marriages in some parts of the country, describing the situation as “destructive to the growth and development of young girls.”

According to him, giving out young girls to early marriages is one of the extreme forms of violence which strips girls from their basic human right – the right to education.

He believes many girls drop out of school when they are married young, losing their right to education and life skills needed to participate in the economic development of the country.

Speaking at the 7th graduation ceremony of the Independence Cluster of Schools in Obuasi, he noted that child marriage had become a scourge that steals the innocence of most Ghanaian female children, perpetuating a cycle of poverty, ignorance and discrimination down through the generations.

It is a common knowledge in Ghana that girls under the age of 18 are married off daily often without their consent and sometimes to much older men.

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