June 17, 2013

Over 300 basic school children residing in communities under the Yunyoo constituency have had the opportunity to sit for this years’ Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in their own domain, with the area acquiring a new centre for the conduct of the exams.

The centre was made possible through the earnest efforts of the Member of Parliament for Yunyoo, Hon. Joseph Bipoba Naabu in consultation with the West African Examination Council(WAEC) as a major intervention to avert the stress pupils went through in travelling to nearby towns to sit for their exams.

Speaking to Ghanamps.gov.gh, the MP recounted that formerly pupils due for such exams in Yunyoo and the surrounding environs were always scheduled for centres either at Nankpanduri or Bunkpurugu, but claimed the creation of the centre will ease the seeming pressure and discomfort of Konkomba students because of the protracted Bimobas-Konkombas conflict which erupted in the area.

He also revealed that plans were afoot to get Senior High School (SHS) in Yunyoo to absorb pupils in the area.

He indicated that, he had petitioned the Ministry of Education through the Regional Minister and other parastatal organizations to assist in facilitating the establishment of SHS for the area.

At least Bunkpurugu has in its jurisdiction two SHS’s, whiles Yunyoo has none, a situation which has necessitated the drive for the establishment of SHS by the MP in the area.

He assured that as a member of the education select committee in Parliament, he would ensure that the constituency acquires an SHS for residents.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/Ghanamps.gov.gh