The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Wa Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha has donated some food items to candidates from 20 villages who are staying at various centers to write the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
This is aimed at helping them with the weeklong exercise to improve on the current 43% performance of the municipality.
Musah Lansah reports that out of the 2,500 candidates writing this year, 1,265 are girls while 1,235 are boys.
Per the figures, there are 30 more girls writing the exam than boys and this is refreshing news to the municipal director of education.
This came to light when the Municipal Director of Education Hajia Hamidu Fusaatu led the Municipal Chief Executive of the area and the media round the various examination centers in the municipality.
Out of the figure which is from 55 basic schools in the area, 8 are visually impaired while 16 ha e hearing impaired problems.
Speaking to Ultimatefmonline.com in an interview on the side lines of the tour, Hajia Fusaatu expressed pride at the increase in the number of girls writing the exam this year.
According to her, ‘am proud at what is happening today and this is the result of the efforts we have put in place to have the numbers increase. We have been talking to the parents and encouraging the girls to take their studies serious and I am sure that is why we have the numbers increase’.
She disclosed that this is the first time they have such a feat.
She said, ‘this is the first time we have such a development and we hope to continue encouraging girls to achieve greater academic feats”.
Hajia Fusaatu also disclosed that this year they have not had a case of girls getting pregnant while writing the BECE.
She however told Ultimatefmonline.com that only one person failed to report for the examination but that the said candidate is a boy who decided to drop out to learn a vocation.