1,426 BECE candidates in six communities receive math sets, pens

Some 1,426 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in six communities in the Eastern Region New Juaben North Municipality received math sets and pens for their exam next week.

The communities are Oyoko, Jumapo, Suhyen, Asokore, Effiduase and Akwadum.

The beneficiary schools include 24 public schools and 9 private schools. They include the Methodist JHS, Roman Catholic JHS, Presbyterian JHS, Anglican JHS, and JHS SDA.

Mr. Philip Twum Yeboah, an Oyoko philanthropist and PhD student at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) who made the donation said he had not had it easy during his first days of study and that this had informed his decision to help the schools.

He advised children to have faith in God, believe in themselves, listen to their teachers’ instructions, and come out with flying colors.

“Please don’t let anyone trick you into cheating or bringing foreign material into the exam hall, if you get caught the law will deal with you,” he warned and urged them to stay focused.

In Asokore, the municipal language coordinator, Reverend SS Nenyo received the items on behalf of the students.

Ms. Charlotte Seldom Adobor, Municipal Schools Improvement Support Officer (SISD), thanked Mr. Twum Yeboah for his support and said that “it was the first time in history that such a gesture was shown. to BECE candidates in the region”.

At Oyoko Presby JHS, the Principal, Mr. Alex Anim Tete, was happy that the financial burden had been taken away from some parents as some students were still coming to school without these basic tools due to financial constraints at home.

About 523 private applicants and 903 applicants in public schools received the pens and math sets.

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