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13 outstanding students in Bolga East to be awarded scholarships by Silas Amoah Foundation

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The Silas Amoah Foundation has announced scholarships for 13 students who excelled in the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region.

This initiative, spearheaded by Mathew Silas Amoah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Bolgatanga East constituency, aims to support these students through their university education.

At the same time last year, Mr. Amoah promised scholarships for 10 deserving students from the candidates who were about to sit for the BECE exams. Due to exceptional performance, the number was increased to 13, including 6 females and 7 males.

Matthew Silas Amoah, the founder of the Silas Amoah Foundation, expressed his commitment to nurturing the district’s future human resources.

“As I speak to you, I have the 13 names. When they completed, we had to wait for WAEC to release the results to their schools, and the education directorate went round to get the best 10. After getting the best 10, we realized that there were some other 3 that had equally performed better, so I said we should add them to make the number 13. The students are in school and will return soon. Whatever package we have for them, we will give them even though education at the SHS is free. This is just to help the students perform well in the BECE exams, but nothing political,” he stated.

The announcement was made during Mr. Amoah’s donation of mathematical sets and pens to all candidates writing the BECE in the Bolgatanga East District. A total of 690 candidates from 17 Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the district are sitting for this year’s exams, which commence on Monday, July 8, 2024. Additionally, each candidate will receive 10 cedis to cover their meals before entering the examination halls. In a bid to further assist the students, Mr. Amoah also sponsored extra classes to ensure they were well-prepared for the exams.

George Asira, the Bolgatanga District Director of Education, 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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