The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, has urged the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the municipality to write their papers with confidence and make the municipality proud.
This year’s BECE started nationwide on Monday with 509,824 pupils writing nine (9) different subjects for placement into Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country in September.
Ga East presented 4,205 candidates comprising 2,053 boys and 2,152 girls from 179 schools involving 34 public schools and 145 private schools. There are seventeen (17) examination centres within the municipality under the care of 17 supervisors, 17 assistant supervisors and 149 invigilators.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, accompanied by the Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Jesse Nii Noi Anum and the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mr. Joshua Adams Asihene, visited some of the centres to show support to and encourage the candidates prior to the start of their papers.
Addressing the candidates at the Kwabenya SHS Centre, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah urged the pupils to put in their utmost best to ensure they pass with distinction.
“As you seek to begin a new journey in your educational life, I wish to encourage you to focus on and be conscious of the demand placed on you. Dedicate all your knowledge and effort to this cause and put in your maximum best to deliver the desired results”, she said.
The Hon. MCE further said that “You have a duty to make us all proud; your parents, teachers, the Education Directorate and the Municipal Assembly have all done their part and it’s your turn to repay with excellent results and take advantage of the President of the Republic, His Excellency, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo’s Free SHS policy which started last year.”
She also encouraged the students to improve upon the previous results for the municipality and place Ga East in the first position of the BECE ratings in the Greater Accra Region.
“Let me remind you that the municipality is on the path to becoming the best and enviable municipality in Ghana. In 2017, we placed third out of 16 Districts in the Greater Accra Region as against 4th in 2016 in the performance ratings for the BECE. Your predecessors did very well but we believe you will do better to improve upon their performances and be first this year. YES YOU CAN,”
The Hon. MCE and her entourage also visited the Kwabenya Atomic, Kwabenya GAEC, and Taifa Community Centres and encouraged the candidates as she did at the earlier Centre with a quotation from the Bible in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me”.
Hon Janet Tulasi Mensah’s daughter, Josephine Mensah, is among candidates in the municipality writing the exams.
By: Andrew Tagoe