HON. ROBERT AGYEMANG-NYANTAKYI PAYS WORKING VISIT TO BECE CENTERS
The District Chief Executive for Twifo/Ati-Morkwa – Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi has informed students taking part in the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) of the District Assembly’s intention to institute an award scheme for the Best Performing Students within the district.
He made this revelation during one of his visits’ to the seven (7) BECE Examination Centers. He was accompanied by some of the District Education Oversight Committee (DEOC) members which included the District Director of Education – Mr. Anthony Takyi as well as some staff of the District Assembly.
He said the award scheme will be categorized in two forms and awards presented during the 6th March Independence Day Parade:
- The best first three (3) males
- The best first three (3) females
He then used the opportunity to counsel candidates to fully focus on their books and especially what they had been taught and shun any form of examination malpractice. He further assured them of Government’s readiness to continue funding the Free Senior High School policy and urged students pass with flying colors.
The District Director of Education, Mr. Anthony Takyi, informed the children of the Government’s decision to reduce the pass mark from aggregate 6 – 36 to 6 – 30. He urged the students to stay confident holding in high esteem what they have been taught and what they have studied.
Statistics from the Ghana Education Service showed that a total of Two Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-eight (2, 468) candidates sat for the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) across the seven (7) centers within the Twifo/Ati-Morkwa District. The breakdown also showed that out of the total number, One Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty-five (1, 225) were males and One Thousand Two Hundred and Four-three (1, 243) are females with Eighty-two (82) Invigilators, Seven (7) Supervisors and Eight (8) Assistant Supervisors. A total of Ninety-nine (99) schools had their students sitting for the final examination, Thirty (30) of the schools being Privately owned and Sixty-Nine (69) being Public.