Asutifi North Assembly supports excellent BECE candidates
From Sammy Asare, Ahafo Kenyasi
The Asutifi North District Assembly has initiated a package under which students who excel in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and obtain a single figure aggregate, between 6 and 9, would be supported financially.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Anthony Mensah, who announced the package at the 63rd Independence Day celebration parade at the Roman Catholic School Park at Kenyasi, said even though students at the Senior High level were enjoying free education, there were a few items parents would have to purchase for their wards, hence, the initiative.
He gave the assurance that the Assembly would do more to ensure that students in the district are motivated very well to study well to become future leaders in the district.
As a result, DCE Mensah presented GH¢1,000 to the best student for the 2018/19 Basic BECE, and GH¢500 for the school the best student emerged from.
Abraham Dagba, the best student who is currently studying at the Anglican Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi, thanked the DCE for the initiative and appealed to him to make it permanent to encourage pupils to learn extremely hard.
He told his juniors to take embrace the opportunity given by the DCE and learn hard.
Reverend Mrs. Dorsia Opoku Gyamfi, Proprietress of Fountain Gate International School, which was adjudged the best school, commended the assembly for introducing an educational initiative meant to promote education in the district.
She stated that the move by the assembly would go a long way to encourage pupils and parents to be more concerned and ensure their wards excel in their studies.
Rev. Mrs. Dorsia Opoku Gyamfi, who is a Retired Educationist, narrated that the step taken by the DCE, which is first of its kind in the District, would motivate pupils to focus more on their education irrespective of where they find themselves, and once one is motivated it alerts the person in question to perform better, so all pupils, parents, teachers and heads must take the opportunity designed by the assembly for both the pupils and basic schools in the district.
She advised pupils against bad practices such as roaming in town unnecessarily, attending wake-keepings, watching television series programmes, and attending jams among others, which affect them academically.
Pix: DCE Anthony Mensah presenting a certificate and cash to Rev. Mrs. Dorsia Opoku GyamfiShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest