The Abuakwa South Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Grace Owusu Addo has stated that basic and secondary school students in President Akufo-Addo’s Municipality cannot afford to fail in their final exams.
She made the statement on Thursday, 13th December, 2018 during the launch of a programme dubbed ”Kingsley Maths and Science Quiz,” an initiative of the Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat, Mr. Kingsley Agyemang. The programme, which aims at admonishing basic school students to take the study of Mathematics and Science very seriously, and reverse the trend of mass failure in the two aforementioned subjects, took place at the Great Hall of Abuakwa State College (ABUSCO) at Kibi, capital of the newly created Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern region.
Mr. Agyemang, who launched the programme said that the quiz competition is expected to be held in January, 2019 with competitors drawn from 27 schools within President Akufo-Addo’s Abuakwa South Municipality. According to him, 27 other schools from the Abuakwa North Municipality are expected to be hooked on to the programme – adding that the whole Eastern region is expected to be hooked on by the next five years.
Addressing the gathering of teachers and pupils, Mrs. Addo called on both pupils and teachers to do their best to ensure that no failure is recorded in the schools within her jurisdiction, which also doubles as the president’s municipality. She commended the Registrar for giving back to society his widow’s mite.
The competition, which is expected to reward the first three schools in a grand finale, has the following as package for the winners: The best school would get a project done in the school, whereas each of the candidates who would represent the best school would take home a laptop and a cash prize. Also, each of the candidates who represent both the second best and the third best schools would take home a laptop and a cash prize.
The headmistress of ABUSCO, Miss Comfort Odehe, called on the teachers gathered to note that until the last candidate obtains a 1 in all the 8 subjects written at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), they should not consider their work conclusively done.
Felix Nyarko Acheampong reports for ghanaeducate.com.