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Increasing trend of tattoos, piercings, bleaching among students alarming– GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has voiced caution at the developing pervasiveness of inking, different piercings, and skin blanching among understudies, depicting it as a "stressing pattern."


Moreover, the GES has communicated serious worries about adolescent pregnancies and dwelling together, refering to their adverse consequence on understudies' scholastic undertakings, especially little kids.

During visits to different areas in the Central Region as a component of the 'Life Skills Programme,’ Priscilla Christabel Eshun, the Central Regional Girls Education Officer of the GES, noted with shock that a few understudies had recognizable tattoos with unpredictable names and implications.


These perceptions were introduced during the Subsequent Quarter Sub-Carrying out Accomplices (IPs) Survey Meeting on sexual and orientation based brutality, worked with by the Provincial Planning Gathering with help from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).


Eshun featured cases where understudies had unnecessarily dyed their skin, prompting stripping and upsetting smells. "In one of the schools we visited, a little kid had faded her skin to where it was stripping off and producing an upsetting smell. We additionally noticed understudies with numerous piercings in their ears. "This has turned into a style, and numerous young ladies are taking part in it disregarding the expected wellbeing, work, and other financial outcomes."


She additionally referenced the commonness of numerous ear piercings among understudies, crediting these patterns to form disregarding the expected wellbeing and financial outcomes. Moreover, Eshun unveiled that numerous young men had exited school and were working tricycles, with examinations uncovering that young ladies were partner with these young men for monetary help. "Deplorably, numerous young ladies are allured into such connections for monetary profit, utilizing the cash to buy sterile cushions and other individual things," Eshun uncovered.


Eshun expressed regret for these developments and emphasized that the GES's Code of Conduct for pre-tertiary school students outlaws tattooing, multiple piercings, and skin bleaching. "Understudies will not wear chains, bangles, covers, or supports. Wearing of exhibitions will require a clinical remedy. "No modifications to school garbs or dress will be permitted. Ownership or utilization of un-endorsed clothing by an understudy is an offense," Eshun made sense of.


She emphasized the significance of understudies dressing flawlessly, sticking to recommended clothing standards, staying away from embellishments like chains and wristbands, and keeping a nice hair style as characterized by school specialists. Students should adhere to the school's guidelines regarding haircuts.


Hair ought to be perfect, flawless, and humble, and stay away from limits in styles and variety. Men's hair ought to be conveniently struck and facial hair clean-cut."

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