The First Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Atwima Nwabiagya South of the Ashanti Region John Kwame Duodu has donated 4,200 pieces of mathematical sets to education authorities in the Constituency.
The mathematical sets and pens are expected to be distributed to all candidates across the municipality preparing for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The presentation which is free of charge forms part of measures to ensure that no candidate lacked the basic learning inputs required for the BECE.
At a brief ceremony at the premises of the Municipal Education Directorate at Nkawie on Monday (31 July) Mr Duodu aka Sir John said the mathematical sets were being donated to boost the candidate’s preparedness.
“You know we are in trying times and in such situations not all parents can afford such materials for their wards especially as they prepare to write such an external exam. And so, upon consultation with the party hierarchy, including the MP, I decided to make this donation to help boost their confidence”, Sir John said.
He touted the achievements of the Akufo-Addo administration in the education sector and further reminded the candidates that they would be beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School policy should they come out with flying colours.
“I know the teachers have done their bit. Theirs is to revise their notes and shun all forms of examination malpractices to avoid cancellation of their papers”, the Ashanti Regional TESCON patron stressed.
Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipal Director of Ghana Education Service, Juliana Essel Cudjoe, received the items. She commended the benevolence of Mr Duodu adding, the gesture was timely.
She also highlighted some of the interventions rolled out by her outfit before, during and after the exams.
“We will intensify monitoring [during the exams]; there has also been a series of orientations for the students especially on how to answer questions and so this timely gesture will complement our efforts. My sincere hope is these learning inputs will aid my candidates across the municipality to perform creditably,” she said.
Junior High School (JHS) final-year students across the country will start writing their BECE from Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 2023. For 14-year-old Ursula Amoh Mensah, the mathematical instruments have come at the right time.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH