-Okai-Koi Central MP Tells BECE Candidates
By Alex Boye
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okai-Koi Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Honurable Patrick Yaw Boamah, has described examination mal-practices as a serious sin in the eyes of the Lord and advised candidates to refrain from it.
The MP noted that relying on foreign materials to pass examinations is one of the evil acts that students would commit.
Mr. Boamah who is also the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation made this known when he addressed hundreds of students preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) after the students had benefited from free mock examination the MP organized in the constituency.
The free mock examination is an annual event organizes by the Deputy Minister to help prepare candidates for the examination.
The initiative, according to information forms part of the MP’s plans to ensure quality education for every child in the area.
The MP who sees education as the pillar for Ghana’s future advised the candidates to learn hard and not depend on foreign materials during the examination.
He noted that the inability of many people to excel at their various entities is due to ways and means they used when undertaking their various examinations.
Children, the MP also noted, are the future leaders of the country and needed to be properly trained to be able to face their future tasks.
One of the students who spoke with this reporter, Rebecca Opoku, thanked the MP for the initiative and was optimistic it would go a long way to prepare them effectively for the main examination.
The student also assured the MP that they would rely on what they were thought by their teachers to help them passed with distinctions.