Beatrice Kenyo, a mother of a 5-month-old infant, is 18 years old and has just graduated from Junior High School (JHS).
On October 20th, 2022, she finished her junior high school education by taking the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Beatrice and her mother and six siblings reside in the Akwatiakwaso Community of Abenta Village in Adawso, a town in the Eastern Region, where adolescent pregnancy is common.
Reasons for this include having to make ends meet and social pressures.
That’s the predicament in which Beatrice Kenyo found herself. She felt that by dating someone in his twenties, she might get acceptance from her peers.
The little amount of money her mother gave her for tuition was not enough, so she knew she needed to find a lover.
In an exclusive interview with Emelia Naa Ayeley Aryee, a Ghanaian journalist, gender advocate, and one concerned in women and children’s concerns, Beatrice revealed the information in question.
Beatrice graduated from junior high school and beat what appears to be a blight in her community: adolescent girls who get pregnant are often married off to younger men, thereby ending their schooling.
What next after BECE?
Beatrice anticipates achieving an average of 21 on the BECE since she is a typical student. She plans to go on to nursing school after finishing high school.
Beatrice’s top-six school choices were (in order) Mampong Presec, Aburi Girls’ Senior High School, Larteh Presec, Benkum Senior High School, Adonten Senior High School, and Okuapeman Senior High School.
She also beseeched well-meaning Ghanaians, NGO’s, and other civil society organizations to help her realize her goal of becoming a medical doctor.
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