Junior High School Graduates Asked To Behave WellBy Rose Hayford Darko - Daily Graphic
4/26/2012 8:31:37 AM -
Graduating Junior High School students have been advised to conduct themselves in a disciplined manner while they waited for their results which will indicate their successful move from one level of education to the next.
They have been asked not to engage in negative and antisocial activities which will expose them to dangers and cut short their future progress.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, made the call when he interacted with some of the students at the end of the one week Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) on Monday.
He toured the Michel Camp Services examination centers which catered for schools in the Michel Camp, Gbetsile, Kakasunaka 1&2, Bethlehem and Golf city among others.
The 2012 BECE started on Monday, April 16 and ended on Monday, April 23.
The Regional Minister asked the graduating students to be disciplined as the BECE was the first step which prepared them for greater heights.
He noted that at their level, they were vulnerable and could be exposed to danger and be easily swayed into misconducting themselves.
Nii Afotey Agbo, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kpone -Katamanso constituency, urged the students to say no to drugs.
He said ‘Life is not only about being brilliant but discipline crowns it to yield good results’.
Accompanied by the Commanding Officer of the First Battalion of Infantry, Lt Col. Fred Ntiri, the regional minister asked the students to behave in a manner that will transform them into good future leaders.
Nii Afotey Agbo noted that the nation would not go through many problems if the society was disciplined.
At the Michel Camp 2 JHS centre, the Supervisor, Mr Felix Brilliant Tegbe, told the minsiter that out of the 444 students from 8 schools who registered for the examination, 441 presented themselves.
He said the absentees were two females and one male but could not give reasons for their absence because no permission was sought.
The Services Center ‘B’ within the Michel Camp had 8 schools put together with 214 students.
One male and 3 females were reported absent with one female pregnant.
The Supervisor, Mr Diameh Samuel, said there were no challenges and had a smooth examination at the center.
At the Kpone Methodist A& B cenetre, the Supervisor informed the regional minister that there were 278 students made up of 148 girls and 130 boys.
The regional minister was happy to learn that there were no challenges in the form of cheating, impersonation, and misconduct at the examination centers at Michel Camp and Kpone.
He congratulated the students for going through the examination and for their good behaviour.
He gave each student at the centres he visited mineral to drink.