Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Alhaji Abu-bakar Saddique Boniface, has made available full scholarships to two pupils who will emerge best students out of the current Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the La-Nkwantang Municipal Assembly of the region.
The MP made this announcement as part of his efforts to support best students when he toured some selected BECE examination centres in the municipality. The schools were Hannah School Complex, Seventh- Day Adventists and Madina Fire Armour. The Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Patty Assan, accompanied him.
The MP on his part urged the candidates to aim high because passing the BECE was a stepping-stone in climbing the educational ladder as children.
“Forgo all friendshipship and other social programmes for the week and focus on passing their examinations,” he told the confident pupils.
To motivate the pupils to do their best in the basic level examination, he pledged to offer full scholarships to any level of education to the overall best female student and the overall best male student who emerges in this year’s BECE.
He also indicated his preparedness to do more for such students in the municipality in the subsequent years if the trend topping the examination continues in the municipality.
“Madina has the potential to produce presidents and ministers so this is the time for you to learn and pass your basic education to make you achieve this dream.
“Madina is endowed with brilliant students and I will also help you to achieve the dream of achieving laurels in education,” he said to the students who were to take their Information Communications and Technology (ICT) and French papers.
Alhaji Abu-bakar Saddique Boniface, who is also the Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development (MICZD), a tailor-made ministry created under the administration of His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to uplift the image of Zongo communities and inner-cities across the country.
He explained that as a minister, he has the duty to see people succeed him and the pupils can only succeed him if they pass the examination and pass it to the admiration of their teachers.
For her part, the director of education for the municipality in a remark said the municipality has eighteen examination centres.
According to her, there were over four thousand students taking part in this year’s exercise, which is fully monitored by officers and plain cloth men on the ground.
Earlier, the MP, under the auspices of the Municipal Coordinating Director for National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Forster Arthur, presented relief items to the residents of a slum community in the Sakora Electoral area.
The items were ten bags of rice, thirty mattresses, three bail used-clothes and three cartons of ‘Obolo’ soaps.
The rest were cups, three cartons of mosquito repellents and ten buckets.
Story: Kwamena ANANSE