The Queen Mother for the Wiaga Traditional Area, Pognab Pauline Atenglie Azenab, made a presentation of items to the 2022 best-performing female BECE student in her area. The student, Miss Gloria Akaadek, who obtained an aggregate score of eleven (11) with a raw score of 308 in the just-released BECE results, is a past student of St. Martin’s Junior High School in the Builsa North Municipality. She gained admission to study general science at Tamale Senior High School (Tamasco).
The Queen Mother, who was accompanied by Pognab Aninaanya Celestina, the Queen Mother of the Wiak-Longsa community, presented a chop box filled with provisions, a student’s mattress, books, and other items needed for a smooth start of her secondary education. These items were procured with support from Jacqueline Dankwa and Anadem Eric, friends of the Pognab Pauline Atenglie Azenab.
Addressing the students of St. Martin’s JHS during the presentation, the Queen Mother encouraged the students to learn, especially the girls. She added that the classroom setting creates a favourable environment for both boys and girls to achieve success. The only difference, she added, was the extra effort one puts in to achieve the desired success.
” We want to encourage you to learn. Gloria sat in the same class with both colleagues, who were both boys and girls. They competed favourably, and this is the result she had. In the classroom environment, the treatment given to you is the same. So do not be put down by anything, especially the girls. Learn, and when you learn Someone will see what you are doing and want to associate with you and reward your efforts. So please, work hard”
Gloria, who comes from a very poor background, couldn’t hide her excitement. She expressed her appreciation for the kind gesture from the Queen Mother and her friends. She used the opportunity to encourage other female students to study so they can be awarded too.
” I just want to thank the Queen Mother for her kind gesture. I never knew this was going to be possible, but she made it possible. I pray that God will continue to bless her to do more for you those who are here. I want to encourage all the girls that next by this time one of you will be the ones to collect this.”
The Headmaster of the school appreciated the support from the Queen Mother for the gesture, which was a fulfilment of a promise she made. He added that, another student (male) also obtained an aggregate eleven (11) but with a raw score of 306. He said the achievement was a collective effort from all stakeholders especially the teachers.
The support items came after the Queen Mother and her team promised to award the Best Performing Female BECE Student in the area during their visit to schools before the exam.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana