Hon. Queenstar Maame Pokua Sawyerr, the Member of Parliament for Agona East in the Central Region, on Monday, this week, presented 1,983 Mathematical sets to candidates writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Agona East District.
The donation formed part of measures to ensure that no candidate lacked basic learning inputs required for the examination.
Hon Pokua Sawyerr, a former Deputy Central Regional Minister, visited the BECE centres at Kwanyarko Senior High School, Swedru Senior High School, Nsaba Senior High School and Mankrong Junction District Assembly School.
She stated that the gesture formed part of her avowed commitment towards the pursuit of quality education in the area, and charged the candidates to reflect soberly on all that their teachers had taught them and what they had also learnt and write the examination in confidence.
The exercise, Hon Pokua Sawyerr said, was part of her educational policy for the constituency, aimed at boosting the morale and in aid of the BECE candidates.
“Education continues to be the bedrock for development and it is imperative to empower pupils at the basic level to make right choices in advancing the growth and development of the human resource base of the Agona East constituency and the country at large,” she stated.
Addressing the pupils at every centre visited, Hon. Pokua Sawyerr advised the pupils to take the exams seriously, and refrain from all forms of exam malpractices and other social vices.
She added that, “this exam (BECE) will determine what you will become in future. Start planning your future now and the surest way to become a responsible citizen is to take your books serious. Reciprocate your parents’ investment by sending you to school through passing this exam.”
In her usual characteristic style, Obaatanpa, as she is affectionately called by her constituent, cheered the candidates up at all the centres visited and encouraged them to write the exams with clear mind that the constituency is behind them in all their endeavours.
The MP also took time to serve the BECE candidates with specially prepared variety of meals and promised to entertain them at her residence soon after the final paper tomorrow.
Some of the candidates who received the items were grateful for the kind gesture from the MP and promised not to disappoint her and their parents.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba