Mr Kojo Asemenyi, the immediate past Member of Parliament( MP) for Gomoa East Constituency, has donated 500 mathematical sets to students participating in the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The donation formed part of his social responsibility to supporting students with the basic needs to enhance access to quality education in the country.
Making the presentation of the items at Potsin Centre, in the Central Region, Mr Asemenyi said the donation was part of his support to the students during their examination.
The mathematical sets were distributed to 12 schools which formed the Potsin centre in the constituency.
He said any nation that provided the needed support to education would gain from the intellect of the people to develop its economy.
The MP said, to this end, the introduction of the Free education policy by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government was in the right direction.
He said the policy is allowing children to get access to teaching and learning for them to contribute their quota to the development of the nation in future.
“Today children from poor and needy families are all enjoying free education in Ghana who would become lawyers, educationists, business entrepreneurs, soldiers, police officers, among other professionals to help build the nation,” he said.
Mr Asemenyi wished the candidates well and urged them not to be afraid of the exams.
“I am here this morning to encourage you that you should not be worried at all. I want you to know that what you are about to write is not different from what you have been writing in school”, he said.
The immediate past MP urged them to relax and write the papers since the exams was not about life and death.
He cautioned them against examination malpractices and urged them to respect all the rules and regulations associated with the examination.
Mr Asemenyi cautioned the candidates against engaging in early sexual activities after examination resulting in teenage Pregnancy adding BECE was just a stepping stone to their future.
Some of the candidates also expressed their appreciation towards the Member of Parliament and promised to learn hard to achieve their aim.
“We are very excited and happy today for these mathematical sets and we say God should continue to bless him for always supporting students in this District, we will also learn hard to pass well”, they stated