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690 BECE candidates in Bolgatanga East get math sets from Silas Amoah Foundation

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Mathew Silas Amoah, founder of the Silas Amoah Foundation and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Bolgatanga East constituency, has donated mathematical sets and pens to all candidates writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga East District in the Upper East Region.

In addition to the supplies, Mr. Amoah provided each of the 690 candidates from 17 Junior High Schools in the district with 10 cedis to support their feeding before the exams, which commence on Monday, July 8, 2024.

He sponsored extra classes for all candidates, enabling teachers to better prepare the students for the exams. Speaking exclusively to A1 Radio when he went around to distribute the items, the philanthropist said the purpose of the initiative is his way of contributing to improving the standards of education in the district.

“The initiative is our way of contributing to the education of our constituency. My checks from the education directorate indicate that when we organized the extra classes for the students, there was about a 10 percent increase in the success story, and this year, they are expecting to hit more. This is just to help the students perform well in the BECE exams, but nothing political,” he stated.

He entreated the candidates to take their education seriously to become the future leaders they desire to develop the constituency and Ghana as a whole. Last year, Mr. Amoah made a similar donation to 659 BECE candidates and promised to provide scholarships to 10 deserving students to further their education up to the tertiary level through the Silas Amoah Foundation. True to his word, Mr. Amoah announced that 13 students who performed exceptionally well in the last BECE will receive scholarships.

Mr. Amoah said the scholarship, which is expected to last for a decade or more, will produce medical doctors, engineers, and other professionals in line with Ghana’s quest to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, and 8, which aim at reducing poverty, ensuring zero hunger, and creating decent jobs.

The Bolgatanga East District Director of Education, George Asira, commended Mathew Silas Amoah for the continuous support in improving standards of education in the district.

“We need people like him who can come out and support our children, be it material or human. If he has come out to say that he is going to support these children based on their performance for the next 20 years, it is a good thing to do. I think with this vision, we should be able to share in it, it should be able to attract more people to come in and also support because education is a shared responsibility,” he added.

The director entreated the candidates to put their fears aside, write the exams, and pass with flying colors.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana

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