The Member of Parliament for the Asuogyaman constituency, Thomas Ampem Nyarko, today served free hot meal to candidates taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examminations (BECE) in the Asuogyaman District.
The MP who has previously sponsored the district mock examinations said he is motivated by what he observed last year and “I came to monitor the previous exams and I met some candidates who complain of hunger, so I decided to take it upon myself as the people’s representative to help solve such problems”.
The MP who is also a former DCE for the area noted also that “you see, you can’t concentrate when you are hungry, and it will surely affect your result”.
Thomas Ampem is expected to feed 1732 candidates daily for the five days that the exams would last.
The MP who said he was not impressed with the performance of the district in last year’s exams advised the assembly to continue with the reading contest he initiated when he was the DCE to boost the performance in subsequent years.
Meanwhile the exams is being conducted in seven centers with 1732 candidates.
The MP is doing the activity in partnership with Connecting Kids for Education Foundation (CKEF), a non-governmental organization.
Source: William Dei-Gyau