A former Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, has presented mathematical sets to pupils who will be participating in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) within the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The 3,300 mathematical sets were received on behalf of 3,200 pupils by the education director and all heads of the 52 basic schools within the municipality.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu, presenting the mathematical sets, indicated that as the examination begins this week, pupils will need certain tools to equip them fully for the exams; hence the decision to assist.
“This will enable them to be fully equipped in their preparation toward the examinations this week. The decision to make this presentation is part of my vision of helping to make education in our municipality grow more efficiently for our future leaders. Today’s gesture is not going to end here. There are plans to do more in the foreseeable future for our wards,” he said.
He further cautioned the pupils against examination malpractices, and encouraged them to work very hard to achieve their goals by staying focused and dedicated to their books.
“When you work very hard, you will achieve your goals and objectives. Never give up on your dreams and aim high to achieve your best results. We wish you all the best of luck in your exams, and we pray for God’s blessings, guidance and favour to conquer all,” he said.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu further commended the teachers for their dedication toward the pupils’ welfare in preparing them for the exams.
“I would like to acknowledge all the heads of schools and the teachers present for their dedication, their support, and the hard work they have shown all through the years in getting our students prepared and ready to face the BECE 2022 examination.
“Teachers, know that you are very important and play a huge role in the lives of our students. You are facilitators and instructors; and remember that you always have a duty of care to ensure every child is given an opportunity to access their full potential,” he said.
The Ejisu Municipal Director of Education, Kwabena Owusu, expressed appreciation for the kind gesture by Mr. Agyeman-Budu, saying the mathematical sets will go a long way to help pupils during the BECE.
He told the B&FT that the pupils and teachers are all geared up for the exams on Monday. He added that 3,249 pupils from 52 schools in the municipality have been registered to participate in the exams.
“We thank God; Mr. Budu promised to provide those mathematical sets for them and he has fulfilled it. During examinations, the pupils usually demand them from their parents who might not have the means. Therefore, we really appreciate this kind gesture. We have distributed them to pupils so that come Monday they can use the mathematical sets to work.
“We have done all the necessary things we have to do. The answer-sheets have been sent to the centres,” he said.