The Chief of Gwira Banso, Nana Ette Akrade II, has rewarded eleven best performing BECE candidates who excelled in the 2022 BECE exams in his area.
Earlier before the BECE exams, the chief promised to support the candidates who will obtain single grade in the BECE exams with full scholarship to further their education in the second cycle and tertiary level.
Nana Ette Akrade II, honouring his promised said, even though the candidates could not obtain the single grade as wished but performed very well to gain admission in top schools in the country, hence his decision to reward them to serve as a motivation to the other candidates who are preparing for 2023 BECE exams.
The eleven best performing students who were rewarded had gained admission to some top schools in the country including Adisadel College, GSTS, FIJAI SHS, SHAMA SHS, NSEIN SHS, NKROFUL SHS, among others.
The items received include textbooks, exercise books, trunks, provisions, school items in their prospectus and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Ghana Education Service (GES) for the first time created BECE center in Gwira Banso to enable the candidates in and around the Banso enclave write their exams.
Before the center, the candidates had to travel about three-hour journey to Bamiankor to write their exams. This became a burden to the parents whose children were writing the BECE exams because they have to save some money, buy some food and look for accommodation to keep their children throughout the one-week period at Bamiankor for their BECE exams
In respect to that, the chief renovated one of the dilapidated school blocks and applied for BECE center, and it was approved.
The approval brought a great relief to the entire community because the children would no longer go through the usual stress to write their exams. This also brought a lasting solution to the parents who have to go through difficulties to raise money before their children can write the BECE exams.
Presenting the items, Nana Ette Akrade II, admonished the beneficiaries to be focused on their education for a meaningful life in the future.
He warned them against peer pressure, which would have a negative impact on their lives.
He promised to continue to offer them the needed support to achieve greater heights in their academic career.
One of the beneficiaries, expressed appreciation to the chief for the kind gesture.
She pledged not to disappoint the chief in all the things he is doing for them to become great persons in the future.
Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew O. A. Dadzie