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The Nkosuohene (Development Chief) of the Lower Axim Traditional Area, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa has donated One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty-Nine (1,159) pieces of Mathematical sets to all Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region.
The annual exercise which started in 2013 at Apewosika, a suburb of Lower Axim has for the past two years covered the five paramouncies namely Lower and Upper Axim Tradional Areas, Nsein Traditional Area, Ajomoro Traditional Area as well as Gwira Traditional Area which forms the Nzema East Municipality.
The presentation took place at the forecourt of the Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and was well attended by heads of the various schools, departmental heads of the directorate, students, some invited Assembly members, the clergy, among others.
Nana Nkwantabisa in his remarks said the exercise was aimed at encouraging the pupils to strive for the best ahead of their exams as well as cushion parents from buying Maths sets for their wards but rather use the monies to serve as top-ups for their wards during their examination period.
He added that the gesture was also part of his contribution towards promoting education within and outside his jurisdiction in addition to the existing educational initiatives put in place by his overlord Awulea Attibrukusu III such as sponsoring of mock exams for all the candidates in the Municipality.
“It is my hope that our brothers and sisters will give out their best as they prepare to write their exams since my office and the office of Awulea Attibrukusu III are in strong contact to ensure that brilliant but needy students are given the necessary support to help them further their education”.
He admonished the students to be mindful of the rules binding them before and during the examination period by eschewing all manner of nefarious activities that will serve as an impediment to their future aspirations.
“We also hope to have single grades especially from the female candidates, since my office is ready to assist such students to get to the top notch in their educational career,” he stated.
On his part, the Assistant Director in charge of Schools Supervision in the Municipality, Mr. Francis Ackah Nyanzu on behalf of the Municipal Directorate of the GES thanked the Nkosuohene and his team for the gesture and urged others to emulate his good deeds.
He cautioned all candidates to respect their invigilators and obey the rules and regulations set up by the Service.
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