A total of 548 BECE candidates drawn from 1 private and 18 public basic schools within the Anomabo Circuit in the Mfantseman Municipality, have received adequate coaching on the dos and don’ts of the upcoming examination.
The programme, which sought to educate and equip the candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to excel in the impending BECE, was organised by the Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, Anomabo, BGCG.
The event was co-sponsored by the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) – Anomabo and the KoAF Most Outstanding Teacher for the year 2022, Mr James KwesiPrah.
The Assistant Headmaster (Academic) of Kwegyir Aggrey SHTS, Mr Frank Kwofie who was a resource person, provided a comprehensive overview of the BECE guidelines, rules, regulations and highlighted on other vital instructions.
These, he noted, were important as far as the conduct of the BECE was concerned and stressed on the need for the candidates to become abreast of them as part of their preparation in readiness for the examination.
Mr Kwofie told The Chronicle in an interview that though some of the schools have organised series of mock exams for their candidate, there was still the need for proper coaching which focused on the dos and don’ts of the examination.
Former president of the Central Regional Guidance and Counselors Association, Mr Anthony Sampson who is the Assistant Headmaster (Administration) of Saltpond Methodist Senior High, took turn to address the candidates.
He schooled them on strategies to overcome exam anxiety and stress, diligent studying and provided valuable advice on effective study habits and time management which he described as imperative in their quest to obtain good grades.
According to Mr Sampson, though some students could be exceptional in class, anxiety could render them vulnerable during final exams and cause them to perform not so well at the final stage of the BECE hence the need for such events.
The Anomabo Circuit B School Improvement Support Officer, Alex Kojo Appiah explained to The Chronicle that the lack of proper understanding of the rules of the examination was part of the reason some candidates often failed.
To help address such unfortunate situation, Mr Appiah told the paper that such engagements have become crucial in the quest of educational directorate to see massive improvement in the performance of the candidates.
Early this year, the Boys & Girls Club of Ghana, Anomabo in partnership with Kobbah Acquah Foundation, rewarded some outstanding teachers in the Club’s partnered schools in the Central Region for their outstanding performances.
A teacher at Anomabo Methodist Basic School ‘B’, Mr James Kwesi Prah who was adjudged the KoAF Most Outstanding Teacher for the year 2022, partnered the BGCG-Anomabo to organise the sensitisation engagement.
Speaking to the The Chronicle, Mr James Kwesi Prah explained that during his primary school days, a teacher dedicatedly assisted him and also contributed significantly to his secondary school education.
“So since I became a teacher, I have also taken it upon myself to help others just like I was helped by my teacher so it is in the spirit of my desire to help others that I decided to partner the BGCG to organise this sensitisation programme”. He said.
He added, “It forms part of my desire to give back to society part of what I gained when I won the award. I must say that it was through them that I won the award so I decided to partner them to help the younger ones too”.