Final year students of Psychology and Education at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have held a sensitisation programme for students of Zion Girls Senior High School (SHS) in Winneba as part of their practicum outreach sensitisation programme before they graduate.
The university students, who were taking the SHS students through the topic:?Preparing towards examination: The role of the students,?explained that the rationale was to empower the students to develop behaviours that will propel them to achieve success.
According to the leader of group, Frank Addae, the reason his group chose to work on the said topic is to sensitise the students on the need to do the right thing in order to come out with flying colours during their West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which comes off next month.
He explained his group chose second cycle institutions because they believe they will be entering the university soon and therefore needed that kind of education for them to pass tothe university.
?Just last week it was in the news that about 170 students were sacked from Tamale Polytechnic due to examination malpractices so all is not well and we need the right attitude to prepare for examination,? he advised.
Mr. Addae advised the students to do the right things and prepare well for examinations to enable them excel.
He told the students that the use of magical powers (juju), alcohol,and coffee which contains caffeine cannot make them pass their examination.
He rather charged them to do away with fear and ensure that they are in the right frame of mind whenever they are studying.
He alsoentreated the second cycle institutions to establish counseling units to enable students who have problems with some of the subjects and personal issues to get assistance.
Personnel from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and counselors were also present to take the students through the dos and don?ts of examination and what examiners and invigilators expect from them when answering examination questions.
STORY: FROM MAGDALENE SEY, WINNEBA, C/R.