May 28, 2014

The Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon Nii Amasah Namoale and the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) have presented a set of books to two schools in the Municipality.

The donation is to improve the performance of Junior High School students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The schools, the 5 Garrison Basic Schools at Burma Camp and the Saint Paul Junior High School in La, are the first beneficiaries of the books, solely donated by the EPP Book Service, in line with the publishers corporate social responsibility, geared towards enhancing the preparation of students for the BECE in three weeks time.

Dubbed ESSENCO Series, the books covering all subjects offered in the Junior High Schools, is a collection of past questions and answers from all examinations dating back to 1990 till date. About 5,500 books valued at over GHC 100,000 were presented to the schools.

The books are designed to make for easier revision of the subjects by students and each book has a soft copy version attached to it. The two schools are also the first to have access to the books, which the EPP Book Service intends distributing nationwide through its outlets to improve upon the pass rates of students in the BECE.

Mr Namoale, who jointly presented the books to the schools with Mrs Rita Sowah, MCE for LaDMA, said they were resolved to ensure that the municipality and the constituency posted the best result in the BECE and that they would spare no efforts at providing the right input to attaining that goal.

He said each student would get a copy each of every subject, and advised them to make good use of the opportunity and make the Municipal proud.

We need you to score 100 per cent and improve over the pass rates in the previous year.The ones should come more, Namoale told the students.

The La Dadekotokpon Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Evelyn Owusu

Oduro, who received the books on behalf of the schools, stressed the need for consistency in investing in education to generate the desired effect.

She said education was the foundation for development, and that every citizen ought to contribute to make education the building block of the country.

Mrs Oduro said the donation by the EPP Book Service would greatly enhance the preparation of students for the BECE and improve their performance, judging from her appraisal of the materials.

She expressed gratitude to the EPP Book Service, the MP and the LaDMA for their contribution to enhancing education standards in the Municipality.