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19.04.2007 General News

MP puts smiles on faces of students


The Member of Parliament for Dadekotopon, Nii Amasah Namoale, has presented stationery items worth ¢30 million to schools within his Constituency to motivate them towards their examinations this year.

The items, which included mathematical sets, pens, pencils and success cards with each pupil's name boldly written on it were given to 2,500 finalists to encourage them give of their best in the forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which begins on Monday.

Presenting the items, Nii Namoale said education was an important tool in national development, which needed attention, adding that it was necessary for people to educate themselves to embrace the storms in future.

He said education has no limit and urged the pupils to learn hard even after their basic education to survive well in any economic conditions, especially in the capital city.

He urged the pupils, especially the girls to avoid early marriage and immoral activities, which would disrupt their education and make them vulnerable to unscrupulous men who would take advantage of them and destroy their bright future.

Nii Namoale called on the teachers and parents of all the schools to give of their best in supporting their education, which he said, was the key to success.

Col Kenneth Osei-Kwadwo, Director of Ghana Armed Forces Education, who received the items on behalf of Five Garrison Education Unit at Burma-camp expressed his gratitude to the MP and called on all to nullify the perception that Burma-camp schools were well to do.

Col Osei-Kwadwo said "motivating pupils in times like this when their examination is near was a step in the right direction coming from someone who belongs to an important organ of the nation.”

Source: GNA