According to Lydia Sweatt," Successful people do not become that way overnight. What people see at a glance ie happiness, wealth, a great career etc is the result of hard work and hustle over time".
The Educational Workers Connect whose ultimate goal is to advocate and sustain quality education across the country deems it appropriate and timely to extend our warmest goodwill message to our brothers and sisters who are in their final year and commencing their WASSCE this Monday with the first core paper, ie Integrated Science.
We are very much gladdened that, at long last, they get to demonstrate to the whole world what they are made of. We, therefore, wish to use this opportunity to extend our goodwill message to them and to encourage them to go all out and pass their exams.
We are very much aware of the stress, psychological trauma and the uncomfortable environment in which they find themselves before writing this exam.
We are however encouraged that, in spite of all these challenges, many of them have remained resolute, focussed and have navigated through the turbulent situations and are poised to pass their exams.
We wish to remind them that, exams are perfect occasions for showcasing their talents and determination.
It is also not only a test of academic knowledge, it is a test of their calmness, stability and courage. Therefore, we urge them to remain calm, stable and confident in the exams hall and leave the rest to our Almighty God to take care of.
Most importantly, we wish to caution them to stay away from all forms of exam malpractices ie, copying from friends in the exams hall, sending foreign materials popularly called "apor" into the halls, depending on questions from wherever before the exams and copying from friends in the exam halls.
This is very crucial to us because, we recognise the fact all their hard works, sacrifices and toils over the years will come to not if they are caught indulging themselves in any of the unacceptable practices mentioned above.
They must know that,if they engage in those negative acts, it can potentially jeopardize their future even as they hope to progress in life. It can also erase all the gains they might have made throughout their stay on campus. This we want our final year students to remember and be guided throughout the writing of the exams.
We, therefore, urge them to once again remain confident of themselves and reproduce what they were taught and what they studied.
Of course, our wishes cannot be complete without appreciating and acknowledging the enormous contributions made by our gallant and dedicated teachers across the country who have put their lives on the line in this COVID-19 situation all with the view to adequately preparing these students to be able to do well in their exams. God bless and reward you bountifully.
We end our goodwill message to our students with one famous, inspirational and motivational quote that" Do not stress, do your best, forget the rest!" We implore our students to always remember this and remain calm, confident, stable and pray for God to crown all their efforts with emphatic success.
Once again, our brothers and sisters, stay away from the exam malpractices.
God bless you and be assured of success.
Daniel Yao Agbezudor