Assembly plans to award student scholarships

PupilsThe Denkyembuor District Assembly is to institute a scholarship scheme for two candidates, a boy and a girl, with the best aggregate in the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The Assembly would also connect electricity to all Junior High Schools in the area to enable them to study in the night.

Mr Kweku Ofori-Abrokwa, the Denkyembuor District Chief Executive, said this at the 56th independence anniversary celebration at Akwatia.

He expressed worry about the poor performance in the 2012 BECE and said it was distasteful that about 15 schools scored below 30 percent with seven scoring zero percent.

“This is not acceptable and we need to work hard to reverse the situation.”

He said the objective of the government was to give every Ghanaian child sound, meaningful, and relevant education.

Mr Mohammed Ahmed Baba Jamal, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia, appealed to the people to work for the progress and development of the new district.

“Indeed we have to run instead of walking since much has to be done to uplift the district,” he said and added that he envisaged the district attaining Municipal status within 10 years.

He said every community would receive its fair share of development and appealed to the chiefs and people to actively support the assembly to help accelerate the pace of development in the area.

Source: GNA

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