As a testament of his continuous commitment to help improve the standards of education in his area, the honorable Member of Parliament (MP) for the South Tongu constituency, Mr Kobena Mensah Woyome has presented each of the 1, 751 Candidates sitting for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the District with a mathematical set to help them write the exams without stress.
He has also provided the necessary support to the South Tongu District Education Directorate in transporting the examination materials to and from the centers. The MP has motivated and encouraged the invigilating staff to enable them performs their duties effectively in all the eleven (11) examination centres in the District. The gesture according to the MP was just a fraction of the several yearly routine measures his office in collaboration with the District Assembly has adopted to enhance education delivery in the District.
According to him it is the collective target of the Assembly and the MP’s Office to ensure that the 2017 BECE past rate registers a remarkable improvement of 80% against the 61.25% recorded in 2016. The South Tongu lawmaker assured of readiness to support the District Education Directorate at all times when called upon.
He was full of praise to teachers and staff of schools, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAS), the Chiefs and people and all other stakeholders for their efforts in preparing the students for the exams and to help improve education delivery in the area.
He also cautioned the students to avoid examination malpractices as they prepare for their future. A total of one thousand seven hundred and fifty one (1,751) candidates are writing the 2017 BECE in the South Tongu District of the Volta region at 11 centres.
There are a total of 79 personnel comprising 11 supervisors and 3 assistant supervisors and 65 invigilators in-charge of the South Tongu District for the exams.