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NDC PC for Talensi commits Ghc34,000 to providing snacks for BECE candidates

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Daniel Dung Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Talensi constituency in the Upper East region, has committed Ghc34,000 to provide snacks for candidates sitting for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Talensi district.

Each of the 1,454 candidates, comprising 803 girls and 651 boys from 45 public schools and 12 private schools, will receive 20 cedis for snacks on the first day of the exams.

Additionally, all invigilators across the exam centers in the district will be given 50 cedis each. This was made known when he went around the exam centers to give a word of advice and encouragement to the students.

“We did a survey to find out what the students need to enable them to have a successful exam and when we did that survey, we realized that a lot of the students already have math sets, pens, etc. So, you don’t give something to someone who already has it because it will not serve a purpose. And because of that, we have to convert it to cash so that when they come out of the first paper, they can get a snack. That serves as a way of encouraging and putting the body and soul together so that they can write the papers successfully”, he stated.

Speaking at the Bolgatanga Senior High School before the start of the exams, Mr. Mahama encouraged the students to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the exams, emphasizing the importance of integrity and hard work to excel and advance to Senior High School (SHS). He also advised the students to avoid negative peer influences after the exams, which could jeopardize their education and future prospects.

“We have mining activities in the district, others too may want to travel down south to engage in petty trade. But wherever they found themselves, when the results are in, they should return and continue their education”, he added.

Mr. Mahama reiterated his commitment to improving education in the Talensi district, stressing plans under the next NDC government to enhance the free SHS policy. He mentioned that the NDC intends to complete all stalled E-block Day SHS schools initiated by the John Mahama administration and upgrade existing SHS infrastructures to eliminate the double-track system.

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

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