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Parents have been charged to support their children to study at home after school hours to boost their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results to enable them gain admission into their first choice senior high schools.
The Minister for Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, gave the advised at the inauguration of the Adobewura and Adugyama Community Day Senior High Schools at separate ceremonies in the Atwima Mponua and Ahafo Ano South Districts of the Ashanti Region.
According to her, the construction of the CDSHSs by the government aimed at creating vacancies for about 45,000 prospective students, who hitherto, would not have had access to secondary education even though they qualify and would have dropped out of school, through no fault of theirs.
She asked the students to also be punctual in school and study hard to be admitted into the senior high school of their choice, urging them to take advantage of the opportunities being provided by government to make adequate use of the facilities at their disposal in the schools.
The Education Minister commended GETFund for the support in the sector programmes and activities.
She also commended the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) and all other stakeholders for a successful and leakage-free BECE during the 2016 edition and urged all to ensure that this is sustained in subsequent years.
(Source: Ministry of Education)
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