Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey Korle constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has charged pupils participating in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to distance themselves from premarital sex in order to safeguard their future.
According to her, young students as they are should take their books and other curricula seriously as they have a duty to inspire hope in their parents as future leaders.
“There is always a saying that the young today are the future leaders and I will add that, future generation should try to do better than the current generations. You can do better if you handle yourselves and do not engage in having premarital sex, unprotected sex and concentrate on your books, take your education seriously, practise all what your teachers taught you in class,” Dr. Zanetor admonished the BECE candidates.
She gave the advice when she toured some basic schools in the constituency to distribute examination writing materials to this year’s BECE candidates in Accra yesterday.
In all, 851 students from 21 junior high schools of Osudoku Circuit and Adabraka Circuit of the Ghana Education Service received the examination writing materials, mainly mathematical sets.
The beneficiary schools were Osu Manhean, Osu Salem,1″ Osu Salem Presby Boys, Osu Presby 1″Girls, Osu Presby 2″ Boys Boading, Osu Presby Boys Day, Ringway Estate Basic,mSt Peter’s Basic, St. Barnabas Anglican Basic, Teacher Mota/Eddie-Laryea and Osu SalemRoad JHS, all within the Osudoku circuit.
The rest were All Saints Anglican Basic, Amugi Avenue, Calvary Methodist 1″, Calvary Methodist 2″, Gray Memorial, Rev. Ernest Bruce, Khariatu Islamic, Adabraka Presby, St. Joseph Basic, Liberty Avenue 2″ and Amusudai JHS, all within the Adabraka circuit.
Dr. Zanetor was accompanied by Madam Georgina Rabbles, a circuit supervisor in charge of the Osudoku circuit and some teachers from the Adabraka circuit.
Presenting the items worth thousands of Ghana cedis, the Klottey Korle MP, affectionately called “Osu Lagata” by her constituents, said the items were to motivate and to encourage the candidates to write the exams with clear minds that they have her support, no matter how little the items are.
She admonished the candidates to stick to their books, study hard ahead of the exams so they could answer very well in order to come out with flying colours.
In every examination, she noted, there is bound to be tension, but they should stay focused and not be distracted, read the questions and answer appropriately, adding, ” manage your time judiciously, read to understand the question and answer how you understand it. Do not waste time on one question, it may be correct answer but it may not give you the full marks, so you need to study, know how to manage your exams time, so you could answer all required questions.”
Dr. Zanetor said the donation was in line with her vision to change and transform the face of Klottey-Korle through the provision of quality education and hinted about the establishment of a “Constituency Best Student Award Scheme” for students who excel in their exams with distinction.
The Klottey-Korle MP, who took time to address students of all schools visited, advised them to be disciplined, act responsibly and uphold their steadfastness to their parents and communities in which they live.
She further advised the students to dissociate themselves from political violence which has the tendency of ending their lives and cutting off their aspiration.
Madam Georgina Rabbles, Circuit Supervisor for Osuduku area, said the gesture by the MP would go a long way to boost the morale of the students, ahead of their first national assignment and also encourage them to do well.
She said, the donation would further ameliorate the situations where students would come to the exams hall knowing that they have no mathematical sets and other examination writing materials.
Some of the students who are also BECE candidates thanked the MP for her benevolence, stating they are overwhelmed by the kind gesture from the MP.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com / Felix Engsalige Nyaaba