June 19, 2014

Member of Parliament for the Korle Klottey, Hon. Nii Armah Ashitey has donated more than 1,000 mathematical sets to Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) candidates of the Osu Cluster of Schools and Nii Amudzi School, all in Accra.

Hon. Nii Ashitey had done this over the years to support candidates in the constituency to prepare them adequately for academic success.

Nii Ashitey observed said the mathematical sets would help prepare the candidates adequately for their Mathematics paper scheduled for Wednesday.

He said he organized vacation classes and a sponsored mock examination to assist the candidates.

Nii Ashitey advised them to free their minds of anything that was a hindrance to their next level of education, but rather take their time to read and understand questions clearly before answering them.

Receiving the items, Madam Patience Adom, Sub-metro Officer in-charge of the Osu cluster of schools, said the donation had come at the right time, and hailed the MP for the good work done over the years in ensuring the academic success of candidates in his constituency.

Madam Adom disclosed that the constituency presented 1,500 candidates for both private and public schools in this year’s BECE examinations.

The 2014 BECE, which started on Monday June 16, would end on Friday June 20.

A total of 422,946 candidates, comprising 223,765 boys and 199,181 girls, are taking part in the examinations across the country, with the Ashanti Region presenting the highest number of 83,859 candidates, made up of 43,326 boys and 40,533 girls.

The candidates, who are from 12,562 public and private schools, are writing the examinations at 1,437 centres across the country.

Last year, a total of 391,079 candidates sat for the BECE, while 2012 saw a total of 376,859 candidates writing the examinations.