BY CHARLES BAIDEN  BEREKUM

AWARDS FOR 10 STUDENTS WHO EXCEL IN THE 2011 BECE AT BEREKUM
AWARDS FOR 10 STUDENTS WHO EXCEL IN THE 2011 BECE AT BEREKUM

Ten students who have excelled in the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Berekum Municipalityhave received awards at a short ceremony in Berekum.

For their prize, each of the students received certificate, reading and text books as well as undisclosed sums of money.

The students are Peter Ansu Adjei and Evans Kofi Tachi students of Techiman Senior High School (TESS), Dennis Yeboah of the Kumasi Anglican SHS, Oscar Bediako of the Berekum SHS and Thomas Aboagye, a student at the T.I Ahamadiya SHS in Kumasi.

Others are Mabel Benewaa Acheama of the Sunyani High School, Rose Adu Darko, a student at the Berekum Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC), Joyce Yeboaa of the Akumfi Ameyaw SHS as well as Portia Agyeiwaa and Ernestina Afia Kyeraa of the OLA Girls SHS and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST.

Professor Daniel Obeng-Ofori, Secretary of the Patrons, who presented the awards to the students said the Association in 2001, had a membership of 15. The main objective of the Association is to promote quality education in theBerekumMunicipality.

He explained that in pursuance of the objectives, members of the association monitored the performance of all the basic schools that participated in the BECE annually.

Prof. Obeng-Ofori who is the Deputy Provost, College of Agriculture and Computer Sciences of the University of Ghana stated that the association had adopted the four schools that scored zero percent in the BECE in 2001 and was working hard to ensure that the student’s performances are improved in coming years.

Hon. Stephen Lord Oppong, Berekum Municipal Chief Executive advised the beneficiaries to concentrate on their books especially during their leisure hours to enable them to excel in the West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

He commended the association for their tremendous role towards the growth of education in the area.

Hon. Lord Oppong said the government had done a lot in the education sector as all the four public SHS in the municipality have benefited from a number of infrastructure projedcts including dormitories, teacher quarters, school blocks, water facilities and computer laboratories.

Mr. Kwaku Agyenim-Boateng, Member of Parliament (MP) for Berekum, appealed to all the key actors in education in the municipality to collaborate effectively, identify and find lasting solutions to problems that affected the growth of education in the area.

He said promoting quality education was a shared responsibility between all stakeholders and advised parents to work in harmony with teachers in the proper upbringing and development of their children.

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