Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah, Member of Parliament(MP) for Wassa East constituency in the Western Region, has charged students participating in this year Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) to take their studies serious in order to safeguard their future.
According to him, young students as they are should take their books and other curricular serious as they have a duty to inspire hope in their parents as future leaders.
“You can do better if you take the exams serious, concentrate on your books, practices all what your teachers taught you in class,” Mr Adjei admonished the BECE candidates.
Mr Adjei gave the advised when he toured some basic schools in the constituency to distribute examination writing materials to this year BECE candidates in Wassa East last Tuesday.
In all, 2,127 students from 59 Junior High Schools of seven Circuits of the Ghana Education Services(GES) in the Constituency received the examination writing materials mainly mathematical sets.
While interacting with the BECE candidates, Mr Adjei, a former Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways 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.
He said, the items was to motivate and to encourage the candidates to write the exams with clear mind that they have support no matter how little the item are.
In every examination, the MP said there is bound to be tension, but they should stay focus and not be distracted.
He further advised the candidates to eschew truancy and laxity before, during and after the exams and as well uphold their steadfastness to their parents and communities in which they lives.
Mr Adjei later told THE REPUBLIC, the donation was in line with his vision to change and transform the face of Wassa East through the provision of quality education.
To cement the transforming vision, he said he had established a “Constituency Best Student Award Scholarship” for students who excel in their exams with distinction.
He has also donated desks to some schools and provided seven education circuit supervisors with motorbikes to be able to reach out the rural communities.
Mr Adjei noted that, the distribution of the mathematical sets annually is to ameliorate the situations where students would come to the exams hall gnawing that they have no mathematical sets and other examination writing materials.
He added that, it would further boost the morale of the students, ahead of their first national assignment and also encourage them to do well.
He therefore called on parents to take their wards education seriously and give them maximum support, adding education is a collective responsibility of which they remained the key stakeholders.
Some of the BECE candidates thanked the MP for his benevolence and said they are overwhelmed by the kind gesture.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba