810 pupils honoured by Papaye

Parents have been advised to desist from buying speculative prospective examination questions popularly called “Apo” for their children during examinations.

Mr Divine Asiedu, Chief Executive Officer of the Papaya Fast Foods who gave the advice noted that children should be allowed to be tested on what they have been taught over the years.

“We should allow them to face the challenges of life to gain strength for the future,”he added.

Mr. Asiedu gave the advice at the annual Papaye excellence awards, dubbed “Papaye Our Day Special” in Accra, where a total of 810 pupils from 30 selected basic schools were honoured and presented with assorted learning materials including exercise books, packs of pens and pencils.

Mr Asiedu said history has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encounter obstacles before they triumphed.

He urged the children not to be complacent with their achievements but aspire for higher achievements.

He lauded the collaboration between the sector ministry and the company, saying, “We wish to pledge our unflinching support for programs that promote academic excellence and continue to encourage awards to motivate children to do more”.

Mrs Gloria Clerk, Ada West Director of Education who spoke on behalf of the Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, urged teachers to discharge their duties professionally and with commitment to shape the children for the future.

By Ernestina A. Boateng

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