Students in the Ablekuma Central District schools have excelled in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) raising the image of their schools.
Twenty-one students who wrote the BECE in 10 schools had a single digit aggregate, while the rest had aggregate 10 to 20, scoring 100 per cent.
The schools are Abossey Okai Methodist, Kaneshie West 1 & 2, Abossey Okai 1 Basic School, John Evans Atta Mills School of Excellence, Mataheko 1 Basic School, Salvation Army, and Obama School of Excellence 1.
This came to light when the Ghana News Agency accompanied Mr Ebenezer Nartey, the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, to visit the students who participated in the BECE to show appreciation and donate some items and money to encourage them to learn hard.
He advised the students to let discipline be their hallmark to grow to become responsible adults.
Mr Nartey said without discipline the investment in school feeding, provision of textbooks, and the Free Senior High School in general would be a waste of resources.
He said: “If you (students) will assure us of being disciplined and reciprocate my gesture by studying hard to pass your exams it will motivate me to do more for you to become responsible people in society.”
Mr Nartey said his assistance was to encourage education and foster good relationship among school children and gave the assurance that the support was not going to be a nine-day wonder.
The MP cautioned the students to be careful with friends, adding; “You have a lot of work to do so don’t rest on your oars. This will ensure that you make your teachers, parents and school proud.”
Mr Nartey said government was aware of its responsibility to provide the necessary logistics to enhance teaching and learning and advised the students to be law-abiding.
Mrs Rosina Efua Lamptey, the Spokesperson of the teachers, called on the parents not to shirk their responsibilities so that; “together we can have a holistic development of the child in a congenial atmosphere of partnership and solidarity.”
She said the primary responsibility of ensuring quality teaching and learning was to ensure greater accountability between the teachers and their students to create a friendly environment that would encourage students to learn hard.
Mr Martin Apima, the Ablekuma Central Circuit Supervisor, commended teachers in the District for their hard work and diligence, which had resulted in the success of the students.
He said the teachers approach to work was worthy of emulation and urged them to exhibit the same in the years ahead.
Mr Apima said teacher motivation was key to achieving quality education and expressed gratitude to the MP for his assistance.