Mr. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, the first vice chairman of Weija-Gbawe branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the campaign manager for the 2016 general elections in Weija-Gbawe constituency has asked final year students in both Basic and Second cycle levels to study hard to enhance their performance in the upcoming BECE and WASSCE.
According to him, if final year students in Ga South Municipal Assembly take their studies seriously, they would enhance their academic performance to increase their chance to gain admission into the Senior High School and the tertiary institution respectively.
He acknowledged that, there are a number factors which hinder the smooth running of education in the Municipality. He mentioned inadequate furniture, lack of textbooks, lack of infrastructure, among several others as major challenges militating against academic performance.
Mr. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor told hardpoint newspaper that, he is much aware that, most Basic schools in the rural parts of the Municipal Assembly fail to score 100% in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) each year. This according to him, is the source of his worry and concern.
He outlined his plans for the Municipality in the area of education. He said to make education strive under his watch should he be given the nod as the Municipal Chief Executive, he will address all bottlenecks which affect the smooth running of education in the Municipality.
He hinted, he will ensure that Basic and Senior High Schools in the Municipality receive adequate supply of furniture and textbooks. “I will see to it that, the infrastructure base of schools in the Municipality are expanded and fully furnished with teaching and learning aids”, Mr. Kumor said.
The unavailability of school and community Libraries will be addressed under his watch should he be appointed as MCE. He stated that, communities which do not have land for community or school library will be provided with mobile library vans to enable students have access to books to learn.
He is however, optimistic that education in the Municipality will strive under his watch.
STORY BY: JUDE OFFEI OF HARDPOINT NEWSPAPER