King City, a sister city of Appolonia City, supported over 300 candidates taking the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Rendeavour, the city development company behind King City, provided mock exam preparation for candidates from the Assakae/Whindo communities in Takoradi and Appolonia/Kpone Katamanso in Accra.
During the week of the final BECE, King City and Appolonia City provided free transportation and two hot meals per day for the candidates, hoping they stay in the best physical and mental state to take the exam, as well as lessening the burden for parents.
The Municipal Director of Education for the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly (EKMA), Catherine Andoh Mensah, thanked King City for the initiative. She indicated that the company’s generosity has particularly helped the candidates who came from an underprivileged background, and they are hopeful and confident to see King City’s support reflected in their results.
“We are happy to support the communities around us. We know examinations can leave many candidates apprehensive and stressed,” said Pius Petison, project manager for King City. “We believed that this initiative would go a long way to relieve their stress as they prepare to face their most important examination yet.”
King City is a 607 hectare (1,500 acres) mixed-use land development in the Western Region of Ghana, an area that will accommodate residential and commercial growth as the region’s mining and energy sector boom. Appolonia City, on the other hand, is a 2,325-acre (941 hectare) mixed-use and mixed-income urban development just 20 kilometers from the center of Accra. The project includes a variety of social infrastructure underpinned by world-class construction and estate management services.