A former student of Bogoso Golden Star District Assembly Junior High School (JHS) in the Western Region, Ms Winifred Korankye Amoah, has been awarded by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for emerging as one of the 24-best graduating students in 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Ghana.
Following that, the17-year-old girl presented her ward to the Municipal Chief Executive of Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality, Mozart Kwaku Owuh, to show appreciation to the MCE for helping her to achieve her dream. Receiving the award, the MCE said: “I am indeed overwhelmed by the splendid performance of Winifred who is a current student of Wesley Girls in Cape Coast of the Central Region and I want to assure her that the Assembly will give her any support she needs to enable her make it to the top of the educational ladder.”
He noted that, since he ascended to the position of Municipal Chief Executive, he has teamed up with the Member of Parliament (MP) of the area, Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, in helping to improve education in the municipality.
He listed the recently commissioned ultra-modern KG Block at Peterporm, provision of a new Science Laboratory for both St. Augustine’s SHS and Prestea SHTS, as well as a 12-Unit Classroom for Huni-Valley SHS as some facilities they have executed. He also added the provision of over 2,000 dual desk provided for basic schools across the municipality.
“I recently provided the Municipal Director with a vehicle to enable him supervise education in pre-tertiary institutions in my municipal,” Hon. Mozart Owuh disclosed.
He reiterated the Assembly’s unflinching support to educational improvement in the municipality. Consequently, the MCE admonished parents to emulate the good example of Winifred’s parents, and support girl-child education especially, in the municipality.
The Municipal Director of Education for Prestea Huni-Valley, Mrs. Mary Vida Kwofie, encouraged schools in Prestea Huni-Valley to emulate the good example of Bogoso Golden Star D/A JHS.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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