March 28, 2014

The Member of Parliament for Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, Joseph Osei-Owusu has expressed hope that resources channeled into improving quality of education in the constituency will translate into good grades this year.

Mr.Osei-Owusu said poor grades recorded by schools in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has compelled him to institute in-schools quiz competition to prepare the students for the BECE and to evaluate performance of students and teachers, adding that the investment was worth it as it helped in identifying a particular zone that is very weak in English and Mathematics.

He therefore invested in bringing qualified teachers from the Akukore Colleges of Education and other higher institutions to take teachers in those zones through refresher courses in English, Mathematics, and Science.

The measure he noted was aimed at eliminating zero percent scores in any school in the district and provides students brighter opportunities for gaining admission into senior high schools and other second cycle institutions.

Apart from these interventions, the MP also facilitated formation of reading clubs in 17 communities, and by means of helping them achieve good results, procured and distributed over 1000 pieces of novels to them. The reading clubs are to enhance and inculcate reading habit in the students and make understanding of the English Language which is the official language of the country a lot easier.

Dominic Shirimori/