Member of Parliament (MP) for the South Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region, Hon. Wisdom Mensah Kobena Woyome has presented two thousand, two hundred (2,200) branded Mathematical Sets to all final year pupils taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
This year’s examination which is slated for between Monday, 14th and Friday, 18th September, 2020 across the country, would, for the first time in several decades be conducted in the midst of a global pandemic (Covid-19) that has bedeviled all sections of human life.
All the sets of mathematical instruments for the 2,106 beneficiary pupils in the district, were presented to the District Director of Education (DDE), Madam Evelyn Araba Zentey at a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the Education Directorate at Sogakope.
The event also saw the immediate handing over of the Mathematical Sets to the District Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (CHOBS), Rev. Nicholas Nuworkpor for onward distribution through the Headteachers and Teachers to all the beneficiary pupils across the eighty-six (86) Junior High Schools (JHS) within the district.
In all, a total of 2,106 final year JHS pupils made up of 1,077 boys and 1,033 girls are sitting for this year’s BECE in the South Tongu district. Out of the 86 JHSs in the district, twenty (20) of them are private schools that are also complementing government’s effort at providing quality education to the Ghanaian child.
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Making the presentation, Hon. Mensah Woyome said the gesture was part of his annual and continuous support to the pupils in particular and education in general in the constituency.
He commended the District Directorate of Education, Circuit Supervisors, Headteachers and Teachers as well as other educational stakeholders in the district for their sacrifices towards quality education delivery in the district. According to the MP, their investment as well in the current final year BECE candidates in this current Covid-19 era was also worthy of praise and emulation by all and sundry. Hon. Woyome assured the Education Directorate of his further commitment to improving educational standards in the district.
The DDE, Madam Evelyn Araba Zentey who received the items on behalf of the pupils and teachers, was grateful to the MP for the kind and wonderful gesture, saying the donation would indeed motivate the pupils to give off their best in the examination. She described the level of preparedness of the pupils towards this year’s BECE as very encouraging, adding that the pupils are in high spirit in order to deliver the goods.
Madam Zentey appealed to the MP to use his good offices to consider the reintroduction of the stalled District Excellence Pupils and Teachers’ Awards Scheme which in the past positively impacted on educational outcomes not only at the BECE but also at the Senior High School (SHS) level.
She gave the assurance that all is set for this year’s BECE. According to the DDE, her outfit has already received all the needed examination materials from the West African Examination Councicl (WAEC) in connection with the exercise. The ceremony was witnessed by staff of the Education Directorate, some Headteachers and Teachers, Circuit Supervisors as well as some Constituency Executives of the NDC party.
Photos of some GES Staff at South Tongu
Credit: Akukorku Media Consult