The legislator for Weija-Gbawe Constituency who also doubles as Deputy Health Minister under H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Minister has distributed 2000 mathematical sets and pens to final year students of her constituency.
In all, a total of 1,465 final year students from 24 public basic schools in two circuits and 535 from 10 private basic schools who are set to write this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled to begin on Monday 4, June and ends on Friday June.
The distribution which was done yesterday, Monday 28, May 2018 is in fulfillment of the MP’S commitment to occasionally distribute educational materials to schools in Weija-Gbawe constituency.
In an interview with the Member of Parliament who is also serving in H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration as Deputy Health Minister stated among other things that, the success of education in Weija-Gbawe constituency is her topmost priority; therefore for education to thrive, it requires that bold steps are taken to commit some resources to boost education.
She recounted and said in her attempt to see education thrive, she donated some 195 dual desks to Oblogo 2&3 Basic Schools to end a situation where pupils sit on bare floor to carry out academic work due to lack of adequate desks for use. “This donation was done somewhere last year June”, she stated.
According to her, the distribution of the mathematical sets was the third in the history of the constituency. “I started distributing these mathematical sets to final year students since 2016”, she remarked.
She urged the final year students to give off their maximum best in this year’s BECE to enable them gain admission into their first choice of school. She charged them to see the sky as the limit and not to be limited by challenges that come along the path of education in Ghana.
She reminded the final year students of NPP Government’s commitment to continuously make education at the Senior High School free and accessible to all qualified BECE candidates.
She said High School is now becoming competitive for all children of school going age; therefore there is an obvious need for them to take their education serious in order to be better persons in near future.
She appealed to parents to ensure that they provide all basic schools needs of their ward to enable them have smooth studies. “Parents, is it mandatory on your part to discharge your responsibilities to the best of your ability and as may be required by the state” she stated.
“The future of these beautiful children gathered before us is pivoted on how well teachers and parents mould their behaviour and direct their aspirations and dreams. “You have the power to make and unmake” were her strong words.
Story by Osumanu Ibrahim/hardpointonline/Ghana.