Girl Tagged a Witch for Getting Aggregate 30 In BECE

Girl Tagged a Witch for Getting Aggregate 30 In BECE

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Unfounded accusations of witchcraft against women are once again a hot topic. Such alleged witches endure horrific treatment, which can even be led to death in some cases.

Women’s rights advocate Margaret Brew-Ward said on The Probe on Sunday that a very broad range of people are vulnerable to such assaults.

According to the information gathered by Myjoyonline, a young student who achieved the first ever score of 30 on her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) was referred to as a witch in her community.

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Speaking on The Probe on Sunday, women’s rights activist Margaret Brew-Ward explained that the scope of persons who are vulnerable to such attacks is very wide.

She disclosed that even a young student in a rural area who surpassed expectations in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) was also labelled as a witch.

“Recently, there was a case we heard when we visited one of the communities that a girl who got around aggregate 30 in the BECE was [branded a witch] … meanwhile you know in the cities people are striving for aggregate 8, eight 1s and what not.”

“Just because in that community, no girl had passed to go to the secondary school, so for a girl to do that, she [must have been a witch]” she explained on JoyNews.

This, the Action Aid Campaign Manager considers disheartening.

The activist says it took a collaboration between her outfit and some state institutions in order to get her the needed assistance.

On the show, Mrs. Brew-Ward listed other groups of people who are regularly tagged as such and the need to get a roadmap towards its eradication.

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