Received: 24 December 2020
Accepted: 20 August 2021
First Online: 3 September 2021
: Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the Ghana Health Service Ethics Review Committee (GHS-ERC) with a reference number (GHS-ERC:92/10/16). We strictly adhered to the ethical guidelines and protocols of the GHS-REC throughout the study. We sought institutional approval from the Ghana Education Service, Hohoe, and Heads of the various institutions. Before the commencement of data collection, written informed consent was sought from students aged 18 years and above before inclusion in the study. For students aged below 18 years, written informed consent was obtained from each student’s parents or guardian before participating in the study. Additionally, written parental or guardian consent and child assent were sought from each student before inclusion in the study. Respondents’ rights to withdraw from the study, confidentiality, participants’ privacy, risk, and benefits involved in the study were duly explained to the respondents after which interested respondents voluntarily signed the written consent or assent forms.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.