The District Chief Executive, Wilson Arthur announced this at the Second Ordinary Meeting of the Third Session of the 7th Assembly at Daboase.
He said out of the 2,127pupils who registered for this year's BECE, 17 girls were pregnant.
He said in response to the high prevalence of teenage pregnancies, sexual and child abuse cases, the District Child Protection Committee has begun a pilot sensitisation tour in schools to motivate and educate the children on how to protect themselves from social vices, and on their their rights and responsibilities.
The Wassa East District DCE tasked the community and the Social Welfare Department to intensify their campaign on child protection.
Touching on Health, the DCE said the Assembly is determined to improve on the welfare of people through multiple interventions as the health directorate intensifies its work on the ground to address the health needs of the people.
Wassa East District in the Western Region (W/R) is reported as the second worst spot on the 22 Districts Teenage Pregnancy Table.
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