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Weak vehicles delay distribution of exam papers-GES director


The Northern Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Mr Paul Apanga has advised students taking this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to avoid cheating and collision to enable them pass their exams successfully and to avoid conciliation of their papers.
He assure parent that the regional education forum Ghana Education Service organized (GES) organized before the start of 2014 exam was to ensure that the BECE performance across region improve to an appreciable level.
He said parents this time round should have confidence because GES has adopted a strategy which involves all the major stakeholders in education in the region to improve BECE performance and also reverse the dwindling performance of pupils.
The GES director also urged parents and guardians to take keen interest in what their children are doing at homes and when they go to school.
Mr Apanga said GES expect pupils to attend school regularly and do class exercises and respect their teachers. ’’For us to achieve any meaningful education among the youth that we are educating, we need the SMCs and the PTAs to work and participate fully at the basic level’’ the director noted.
He emphasized the need for community partition in the education of the children and taken control of school and support teachers to be able to deliver.
Most of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives and assembly members in the region have taken upon themselves Assemblies to reorganized the District Education Over side Committees (DEOC).
DEOC he said are all functioning well to support district directors and circuit supervisors to ensure effective monitory of schools. Mr Apanga was optimistic that with the holistic approach and strategy put in place, the level of BECE performance will be far better than previous year’s.
The only challenge encountered according Mr Apanga was late submission of question papers in most of the centers was due to weak vehicles being used to transport the papers by the district directors and head teachers. He therefore appealed to government to look into the logistical problem confronting GES.
Addressing the candidates on behalf of northern regional minister at the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) center, the Northern Regional Coordinating Director, Alhaji Alhassan Issahaku advised the candidates not underrate technical and vocational education.
Alhaji Issahaku reminded the candidates that, the bed rod for the development of every country depends on technical and vocational education.
He added technical and vocational education is what will equip the students with the skill that they require to become very useful to the country. He urged students who have talent in technical and vocational education to work hard to get the best results to enable pursue their future carriers.
He also advised the student to desist from exam mal practice and concentrate on what they have learnt in the exam hall.


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