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Anapasu D/A JHS scores zero per cent in BECE

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Anapasu D/A Junior High School(JHS)in the Shama District scored zero per cent in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE).

The school presented 11 candidates for the examination made up of six boys and five girls.

This was made known by the Shama District Education Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Emmanuel Mensah Tornyigah during the last ordinary meeting of the assembly on Friday.

He said the district presented a total of 1,549 candidates comprising 838 boys and 711 girls to the examination, 464 gained admissions to the senior high schools while 1,072 failed.

Mr. Tornyigah said 14 candidates could not write their papers as a result of pregnancy, ill health and absenteeism.

He said five candidates had aggregate five, two had aggregate six, 61 had aggregate 7 to 15 and 392 had aggregate 16 to 25.

Mr. Tornyigah said that the VRA International School at Aboadze and Onua Francis Preparatory School at Inchaban, both private schools scored 100 percent.

In view of this, the assembly members suggested that, the District Education Directorate must intensify supervision at the various junior high schools to raise the standard of education in the district.

They also called for more education infrastructure to boost teaching and learning.

Some assembly members criticized some teachers in the district for not showing much dedication and commitment to their work.

They also blamed some parents for not paying attention to their wards’ education thereby allowing them to visit cinema centres and playing video games when they are supposed to learn.

Mr. Augustine Nyamekye, a government appointee assembly member suggested that, more classroom units should be constructed for densely populated communities in the district, to reduce large number of candidates registered for the BECE by one particular school adding “large candidates registered for the BECE was a contributory factor to the huge failures because it makes teachers suffer preparing students for examinations.”

Mr. Nyamekye said some schools in densely populated communities registered over 300 candidates for the examination thereby making it difficult for teachers to prepare them adequately.

Source: GNA

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  1. will be grateful to write the bece by the year of 2013…….