The Nkosuohene of Nkawkaw Wawase in the Kwahu West Municipality of the Eastern Region, Nana Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi, has presented mathematical sets and pens to 60 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the Kwahu West District to enable them prepare for the examination.
The beneficiary schools include Wawase Methodist, Odumasi Roman School and Wesiwesi Roman School.
Presenting the items, Nana Asirifi, who is also a broadcast journalist at Rainbow Radio, said the gesture was part of his quest to promote education within the Wawase community.
He said the gesture was anchored on his love for the community and his desire to see the people of Wawase thrive in the area of education.
According to him, the community, whose occupation was mainly farming, needed to be strengthened and empowered, especially the youth, to enable them thrive in their academic excellence.
“It is necessary to motivate our young ones at their early stages with incentives that will help boost their morale to aim for the best, especially at this crucial moment as they prepare to write their final exams,”he added.
Nana Asifiri stressed that with education being part of the developmental process of the youth, it was important for the various stakeholders responsible for the sector to help ensure that professional standard practices among teachers were adhered to at all levels.
He urged the students to be disciplined, take their studies seriously and abide by the rules and regulations before and during the examination, which starts today(Monday, October 17).
The Headmaster of the Kwahu West Wawase Methodist School, Mr Micheal Kwadwo Aboagye, on behalf of the beneficiary schools, expressed gratitude to the Nkosuohene for the support, saying, what he did was great especially when he did not only consider the school in his community but two other communities.
The chief of Wawase, Nana Gyan Kwasi, was also elated by the gesture, and thanked Nana Asirifi for the love shown the children.
“Indeed, you have shown that you are the Nkosuohene following your numerous help to the community and we appreciate you for those supports,” he said.
BY VIVIAN ARTHUR