The Member of Parliament for the Nabdam constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Mark Kurt Nawane has supported students who are preparing to write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in his constituency.
Dr. Nawaane donated about 800 mathematical sets and 800 exercise books to the Nabdam District Education Directorate for onward distribution to all BECE students in the area.
Speaking at a short ceremony to handover the materials to the directorate at Nabdam, Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane said, he saw the need to be supporting BECE students since 2015 when he wasn’t even the Member of Parliament for the area.
He said exercise books and mathematical sets are basic materials which students, especially those in the final year, must have to help in the preparation of their exams. He however noticed that some students and parents are unable to afford it hence his decision to step in support.
According to Dr. Nawaane, sets of mathematical instruments and exercise books are also to help candidates to boost their morale and create space for them to prepare as the major examination begins nationwide next week.
“This has been a yearly ritual since 2015 when I was not even the Member of Parliament. I only came to contest and I identified the problem and I have since been giving this support since 2015 up to date. I have about 800 mathematical sets and 800 exercise for the students for them to prepare themselves ahead of the examination. I know that the number is about 700 but I added some in addition if some remain Director will give them to needy students in the district.”
“The reason I am doing this is because in their final exam they might need some of these basic things and some of the students will not be able to afford them. And these last days, you need to practice what you have learned and I decided that let me do this presentation to you people, and this is the third or fourth District Director of education I have been doing this with since 2015.”
Receiving the gesture on behalf of the BECE Candidates and the Ghana Education Service, Mrs. Mary Magdalene Wompakeah thanked the Member of Parliament for the gesture and she described it as timely and necessary.
Mrs. Wompakeah, also assured the Member of Parliament of the candidates readiness towards the BECE. According to the her, the candidates have been taught many things with regards to answering questions at the exam.
The 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is expected to start nationwide on the 17th October 2022.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Nabdam District|Ghana