As part of measures by the Wenchi Municipal Education Directorate and the Wenchi Municipal Assembly to raise the standard of education, and to enable healthy competition among schools and students, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Wenchi, Dr Prince Kwakye Afriyie, has awarded 29 students and 24 schools for their excellent performances in educational programmes during the 2017/2918 academic year.
The awards were presented to the schools and individuals at the 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration at Wenchi in the Bono Region.
The category of awards included 20 basic schools with hundred 100% percent score in the 2018 Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE), three best 2018 BECE Male and Female candidates, two best 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Male and Female candidates, four schools that participated in the 62nd Independence Day celebration debate contest, and sixteen students who participated in the 62nd Independence Day celebration debate contest.
The rest are two Senior High schools that participated in the 62nd Independence Day quiz contest, and also eight students who participated in the 62nd Independence Day celebration quiz contest.
Dr Kwakye Afriyie urged the awards winners to take advantage of the opportunities being afforded them in the years ahead.
Touching on the theme for this year’s celebration, Celebrating Peace and Unity, the MCE called on the public to assist the police to enable them execute their mandate to ensure a peaceful society.
“If we are to have a peaceful and united society, we need a credible and professional Police Service; we cannot have a successful Police Service without the cooperation of the population,” he said.
He stressed that the cooperation starts with giving respect to the police and encouraging them to earn the trust of the people by serving the public with dedication.