August 12, 2011

Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman West has instituted vacation classes for Senior High School students in his constituency.

The classes, being held at Kwegyir Aggrey Senior High School at Anomabo, Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School at Saltpond and Mankessim Senior High/Technical School, cover six core subjects.

The MP who is a Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development said he had decided to make the classes an annual affair to support SHS students to pass the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) well to enable them to get admissions into the universities.

He noted that admissions into the universities had become very competitive and students needed to score high marks in the WASSCE to be admitted.

Mr Quansah said he had provided free exercise books, transports to convey the students to and from the centres and had also provided some allowances for the tutors.

He urged the students to take the classes very seriously to make the month-long programme a success.

The Deputy Minister said science quiz would be organised between the centres at the end of the programme for which laptop computers would be awarded to those who would win.

He appealed to the students to offer maximum cooperation to the tutors to ensure a successful exercise.

Meanwhile, the issue of this particular vacation classes became very contentious when it emerged that the former MP for the area and former Minister of Information in the Kufuor administration, Stephen Asamoah Boateng had also decided to start a vacation classes for students in the arean just around the same time.

It was thought that both personalities were organizing the extra classes for the students mainly for political gains as the two politicians are expected to stage a show down come 2012 elections.

By : Kwadwo Anim/