BiC International Development has donated over 100,000 pieces of BIC Cristal Fine Pens to the Ghana Education Service [GES] in the bid to support needy students in the country.
The Business Development Manager of BIC, Mr. George Nkonsah presenting the pens to the GES at Larteh in the Akuapim North Municipality of the Eastern Region explained that the rationale behind the gesture was fueled by the company’s quest to support deprived pupils preparing for the BECE accross the country.
According to him, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has brought hardship in the country, and for that matter that it is prudent to support pupils in that regard.
He said some pupils may not have the resources to buy their pen and consequently will not be able to pass their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
“We made this donation to GES to be given to deprived schools because of covid-19. Many children might not benefit from free SHS if they do not pass their exams and so we thought about it and decided to offer support to those people”
He indicated that, out of the 500, 000 students writing this year’s exam, about 100,000 of them are considered to be deprived and is of the view that motivated to support the needy.
“GES made us know that there are about 100,000 of students who are considered to be deprived, so we decided to give them the best pen to write the exam”
Receiving the items, the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Opoku Amankwa expressed gratitude to the Bic for the kind gesture for the effort made to support deprived schools.
“Without pens and pencils, no matter the idea you have it can’t materialize and if you’re not thinking it means you are not writing”
He also disclosed that the BIC Cristal Fine pens will be donated to 100,000 children in deprived schools to enable the pupils to write and pass their exams.