Obuasi targets 100% performance in 2011 BECE
The Obuasi Municipal Education Directorate, has targeted 100 per cent performance in the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr Johnny Owusu-Boadi, Municipal Director of Education, who announced this at the 10th anniversary celebration of Jesus Cares International School at Obuasi, said the target is achievable in view of the past performance of the municipality in the national rating.
Last year the municipality placed first with 95.81 per cent score and maintained the position this year with an improved 96.93 per cent score.
“My administration has targeted 100 per cent performance in next year’s BECE and this means that a lot of work in the areas of supervision and monitoring has to be done in both the public and private schools,” he stressed.
Mr Owusu-Boadi said special attention would be given to the less performing schools to motivate them to improve their output.
Commenting on the theme of the anniversary; “Ten Years of Excellence in Private Basic Education Delivery,” the municipal director commended the school for placing fourth in the 2009 BECE municipal ranking and second in 2010.
He praised the school for combining academic and moral discipline in its activities.
“Excellence in basic education delivery with suspecting moral discipline is nothing that is why Jesus Cares International School must be commended for ensuring that moral and academic discipline reign supreme in this school.”
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr John Alexander Ackon said the success the school had chalked represented what a determined person could achieve in life.
He reminded parents of their responsibility towards the education of their wards.
Mr Ackon said: “The assembly is going to enforce its bye-law banning children from roaming about after 8 pm.”
A retired educationist, Mr I.K. Gyasi who was the Guest Speaker charged teachers to show commitment to their profession by ensuring that children under their care are taught effectively.
Mr Gyasi noted that the best investment a parent could give to his child is education and therefore appealed to them to encourage and motivate their wards to attend school regularly and also show seriousness to their studies.
Madam Amina Achiaa, Proprietress said the school started in 2000 with only 12 pupils and one teacher but “with the grace of God the population of the school has risen to more than 600 pupils with a number of achievements.”
Major Yaw Asante (Rtd) who presided noted that education is the key to national development hence the need for stakeholders to help ensure that the young ones are offered quality tutoring.