A former Managing Director (MD) of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu, yesterday donated 3300 pieces of mathematical sets to Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the 52 Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The move was to motivate and encourage them to successfully write their final exams.
Similarly it was also to offer his support and prayers to them for a successful examination
Making the presentation, Mr Agyeman-Budu wished the candidates well and urged them not to be afraid of the exams.
He said ‘I am here this afternoon to encourage you that you should not be worried at all. I want you to know that what you are about to write is not different from what you have been writing in school and that there is no cause for alarm’.
He therefore called on parents to invest in the education of their children so they could become better people in the future.
According to him, education has made him who he is today and would do everything within his power to help the vulnerable to attain his height adding that there are some children who are academically brilliant but their parent are financially poor to support their education.
“This has informed his decision to donate the items to support the students who would be writing this year’s BECE” he stated.
He indicated his commitment and readiness to support the education of the students in the 52 schools in the Ejisu Municipality.
“My priority is to help the children to grow to become good future leaders in the society,” he added.
He used the opportunity to urge the candidates to avoid examination malpractice which would lead them in the wrong side of the law.
He encouraged the students to learn all the topics taught by their teachers.
“I am encouraging you to learn all the education materials given to you by your teachers and eschew from exams Malpractices which will get you into trouble” he stated.
He called on the students not to give up on their dreams, but rather learn hard to achieve best results in this year’s BECE examination.
‘We wish the candidates the best of luck in their examinations and pray for God blessings upon them before, during and after the examination,” he stressed.
The Ejisu Municipal Director of Education, Mr Kwabena Owusu who received the items on behalf of the schools expressed appreciation to the former ECG boss for the kind gesture.
BY BENEDICTA GYIMAAH FOLLEY