Vacation classes for school children in Okere open

Dan K.  Botwe

Dan K. Botwe

Adukrom Akuapem (E/R), Jan. 2, GNA – The Member of Parliament for Okere, Mr Dan Botwe, on Thursday said he would remain committed to improve Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results in his constituency.

He said it was against that backdrop that he had pledged to allocate a sizeable portion of his resources to education each year.

Mr Botwe, the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, made this known to the Ghana News Agency at Adukrom when he opened a week-long vacation classes for the 2014 BECE candidates in the constituency.

He said the measure was to relieve parents of financial burden and to ensure that none of the schools in the constituency scored zero per cent in this year’s BECE and expressed worry about poor performance in the BECE in the constituency and the Akuapem area in general.

He attributed the situation to lack of preparation towards the examination by the candidates and their teachers and appealed to parents, traditional authorities and other stakeholders in education to assist him to achieve his objective.

About 800 school children who registered for the examination this year are taking part in the exercise aimed at preparing them for the BECE.

He said the one week exercise would help to instill some discipline among the children and inculcate the habit of learning and also experience boarding system of education for the first time before entering senior high school.

Mr Botwe said similar exercises he organized for the candidates in previous years posted positive results, hence his motivation to organize another class this year.

He expressed gratitude to some citizens of Okere for their immense contributions to the programme and education development in general and appealed to parents to consider education of their children as one of the best investments in life and support them to greater heights.

The coordinator of the programme, Mr Anim Addo, said this year’s exercise had attracted seasoned examiners and teachers who would take the children through all the core subjects.


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