Condom use to be promoted in Ghanaian schools?

Condom use could be promoted in Ghanaian schools to help advise youngsters about the dangers of unprotected sex.

Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jr, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), has called for the Ghana Education Service to change its stance on prophylactic promotion in both basic and secondary institutions, the Ghanaian Chronicle reports.

He claimed most students are sexually active and many have started indulging in intercourse.

However, the Ghana Education Service (GES) does not currently promote use of the prophylactic in the classroom - a strategy Mr Godlove Ahenu Jr argues needs to be altered, judging by the number of pregnant girls sitting their exams.

The GES might begin to promote use of the barrier method from upper primary level through to both junior and senior school, he added.

Earlier in the week, the Namibian reported that the Ministry of Health for fellow African country Namibia is currently experiencing a condom shortage.