From Inusa Musah, Tema
Deputy Trades Minister has charged the 2019 BECE candidates to study hard to make the required grades to qualify them for the free SHS education.
Unlike the present students in Senior High School (SHS) forms one and two, who were privileged to enter their schools without a cut-off point in their respective Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) aggregates, the 2019/2020 candidates would have to make at worst, aggregate 24, to enjoy the free SHS.
Carlos Ahenkorah, deputy Trades Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West advised the candidates in his constituency to ensure that they do not lower the sterling academic performance of their seniors.
His encouraging words prefaced his presentation of mathematical sets and pens to all the 2,500 candidates in his constituency.
Accompanied by Dennis Amfo Sefa Boakye, the Tema West NPP Constituency Chairman and a couple of constituency executives, Mr Ahenkorah cautioned the candidates against examination malpractices, reminding them of the consequences should they be caught in the act.
Besides, he cautioned them against any form of spiritual activities and wasting time to see pastors for spiritual enhancement to perform in the exams.
“Keep revising your notes, read and understand instructions and always answer questions you have answers to. There is no magic in helping one to pass their examination.
“The key to that feat is continuous studying and focus,” Carlos Ahenkorah told the candidates at their various schools, where he distributed the school items.
The students, on their part, expressed immense gratitude to the MP and promised to excel when the BECE results are released.
Similarly, the Tema Central Constituency MP, Kofi Brako, toured some of the 34 schools that in his area and sitting the BECE to express his goodwill message.
A total of 1,200 candidates in the constituency are writing the 29th BECE and during the tour he also donated 1,200 mathematical sets and pens to the candidates and cautioned them against cheating in the exams.
He urged them to study hard to pass their exams and gain admission into the SHS.
The nationwide examination started Monday June 10, 2019, with English Language and Religious and Moral Education (RME) as the first papers.