Tamale Central MP donates money, mathematical sets and pens to BECE candidates in Tamale


The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central Constituency Honorable Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala, has presented mathematical sets, a set of pens to over two thousand (2000) BECE candidates who took part in the extra classes he organizes in his constituency. 

The MP also gave an undisclosed amount of money to each student and it was meant to aid the student’s transportation and lunch during their one-week examination period.

This is part of the measures the MP had put in place to boost the confidence of the candidates sitting this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).  

It would be recalled that, the MP, in 2021 initiated the free extra classes policy to improve the performance of BECE results within his constituency”.

Addressing the candidates, the Tamale Central law maker, indicated that the introduction of the free extra classes policy over the last few years had increased the average pass mark of BECE results from 32.3% to 50.9%.  

The MP while thanking the teachers for their continued support, also entreated the candidates to be discipline during and after the exams period. 

“Do not ask anyone to give you an answer or tell you an answer to any question, because if you do that your papers will be cancel”, he advised. 

He encouraged the candidates to study extra hard and do away with social media and other activities that will disrupt their studies. “Your destiny starts here”, he reminded. 

Comrade Mutala, also called on parents to be more concerned about their children’s education most especially the BECE candidates and avoid engaging them with more household chores.

In his short remarks, the Tamale Metropolitan Education Director, Mr. Nelson Naakinib Konlan, commended the MP for his continued support to the educational sector in the Metropolis. 

According to him, the inception of the free extra classes initiative had helped to improve the BECE results within the Metropolis. 

He assured the candidates that his outfit will work with other stakeholders to prevent any activities that would distract the minds of the candidates. He thus cautioned the students to desist from engaging in any exam malpractices.

Some of the beneficiary candidates speaking to Diamondfmonline.com after receiving the items thanked the MP for coming to their aid.

The examination is scheduled to commence on Monday, July 8 and end on Monday, July 15, 2024, at all centres across the country.

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.

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