Fifteen schools in Hohoe score zero percent in BECE
Fifteen Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Hohoe Municipality scored zero percent in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr Victor-Hermann Condobrey, Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, who disclosed this abysmal performance at its Sixth General Meeting of the Assembly on Thursday, said the Municipality scored 49 percent in 2009.
He said 2,775 candidates were presented for the BECE from the 102 JHSs in the Municipality.
Mr Condobrey said three boys and 10 girls absented themselves from the examination, whilst two boys and girls were reported sick, with six other girls failing to sit the exams due to pregnancy.
He named the Schools as, Tafi Abuife Local Authority (L/A), Agate L/A, Nyagbo Konda L/A, Likpe Abrani L/A, Akpafu Todzi L/A, Santrokofi L/A, Tafi Mador L/A and Liati Teikrom L/A schools.
Others are, Alavanyo Agorme L/A, Alavanyo Kpeme United Roman Catholic, likpe kukurantumi L/A, Akpafu Adorkor E. P., Santrokofi Benua L/A, Wli Central L/A and Tafi Atome L/A schools.
Analysing the results, Mr Condobrey said seven candidates obtained aggregate five, 156 had aggregates between six-ten, 216 obtained aggregates 11-15, 370 scored between aggregates 16-20 and 610 candidates had aggregates 21-25.
Contrarily, a total of ten Schools mostly private JHSs scored 100 percent and include, the Sonrise Christian Academy, Have Runbeek Catholic, Ve-Golokwati “The Way” Preparatory, Ve-Deme Orphanage and Hohoe Mater Ecclesia Preparatory.
The rest are, Hohoe Glory International, Gbi Kledzo Great International, Leklebi Kame, Liati Dafornu/Soba and Have Little Academy.
Mr Condobrey therefore summoned all Head teachers of the schools which scored zero, to an emergency meeting, to ascertain the reasons for the abysmal performance of their students.
He said the schools which scored 100 percent would be recognised by the Assembly, at a later date.
Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister decried the performance as unacceptable and called a stakeholders meeting to stem a future reoccurrence.
He commended the private schools, acknowledging that, even in the face of inadequate infrastructure and requisite human resource base, they continued to churn out good results.
Mr Amenowode, who is also the Member of Parliament for Hohoe South, challenged teachers to view the development as an indictment on their standing, which should demand working extra hard to fast track the educational aspirations of the nation.