591 Students fail BECE in Sissala West
by Musah Umar Farouq
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Sissala West, Mr. Moses Dramani Luri, has expressed disappointment at the failure of 591 students in the 2011 Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Sissala West District.
He disclosed that out of a total of 840 candidates who sat for the BECE, 591 of them, representing 70.9%, failed, while only 243 of the candidates, representing 29.1%, passed in the District.
The DCE attributed the poor performance of candidates in the BECE to a numbers of factors, including lack of teachers, accommodation, poor monitoring and supervision, as well as teacher inadequacy of numbering 312, among others.
Mr. Luri pointed out that the assembly would sponsor teacher trainees and recruit pupil teachers to help scale up students’ performance in the BECE, and appealed to the assembly members to make the welfare of teachers posted to their electoral areas very paramount, by assisting them to get decent accommodation to enable them stay in comfort to teach.
The DCE said the assembly would continue to work towards improving on the lives of the people in the area.
He said, so far, the assembly had undertaken a number of projects in the areas of agriculture, education, health and social welfare to bring about accelerated development for the people.
Mr. Luri explained that crop and animal production in the area recorded an increase as a direct result of the block-farm and livestock development projects.
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