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28.10.2007 General News

Embarrassed community sits up


Compulsory evening classes rather than video shows are to become the rule towards curtailing persistent poor performances in Basic Education Certificate Examinations at Tafi-Mador in the Hohoe District.

Togbe Adjah Kofi V, Chief of Tafi-Mador announced this at a durbar to mark this year's youth festival of the chiefs and people of Mador.

He said only three out of 17 candidates presented by the local Junior High School (JHS) in last year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) passed with the best pupil scoring aggregate 28 in six subjects.

Togbe Adjah Kofi described that performance, as an embarrassment to the community and ought to be addressed to brighten the chances of the pupils to progress academically and secure a good future for themselves and the community.

Togbe Adjah Kofi therefore appealed to youth from the area who are in tertiary institutions to return home during holidays to inspire and organize vacation classes to help their younger compatriots improve academically.

He commended Friends of the Earth International, a non-governmental organization, for providing the community with a new Junior High School building to replace the dilapidated one built in 1953.

Togbe Adjah Kofi appealed to benevolent organizations and stakeholders to help provide a library for the school to encourage pupils to use their free time constructively through reading and research.

Mr. Borazo Agbley, Chairman of the Tafi-Mador Youth Association urged people in the community to get involved in communal works towards accelerated development.

He observed, "unless we change our attitude, we shall not have children of good moral standing to propagate our good names in the future".

Mr Agbley expressed gratitude to all those who helped in the provision of various projects in the community and looked forward for further support in providing facilities, including a computer laboratory and a teachers' residence, among others.