All Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) applicants in the Upper East Region are being urged to offer their best efforts throughout the exam because they have no justification for failing, according to Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu.
According to Mr. Yakubu, most towns in the region have seen developmental changes since the days when there was no electricity to allow students to study at night during exam season.
The Regional Minister claims that while he was growing up, students used candles and lamps to study at night, which presented difficulties for them because some parents couldn’t afford to buy kerosene to run the lamps.
Mr. Stephen Yakubu made this statement at the Bolgatanga Technical Institute during his tour to some BECE examination centres in the Bolgatanga Municipality to encourage the students.
“You are lucky. You have light. You have electricity. In those days, we used candles and lamps and there were no phones. If your mother and father didn’t have money to buy kerosene, then you were stuck. Now, you have all the facilities, so you have no excuse at all [to fail]. Especially our dear daughters, you have to make sure that you pass and pass well. You have to make sure that you get good grades, move on and go and pass the SHS and go to the university or go to any other school to also get a job.”
The Minister was accompanied by the MCE for Bolgatanga, Rex Asanga, and the Municipal Director of Education, Madam Ann Kye-echo Estella, among other GES officials. On his part, Mr. Rex Asanga called on the candidates to perform well and go to their first choice of senior high school.
Nearly 20,000 students are expected to sit for this year’s BECE in the Upper East Region. In all, 679 schools are expected to present students who would sit for the exam. Of those, 564 are public basic schools, while the remaining 115 are private basic schools.
Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Bolgatanga|Ghana