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10.04.2011 Education

Mfantseman East MP provides food, transport for BECE candidates

By GNA
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April 09, 2011
Saltpond (C/R), April 9, GNA - The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman East, Mr George Kuntu Blankson, has donated 20 bags of rice to the Junior High Schools in his constituency, to prepare the candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examination , during the course of the examination.

He has also provided GHC 2,000 as transport fares for the candidates and GHC 400 as an incentive for the invigilators.

The BECE will be written nationwide from the 11th - 14th April 2011.

Making the donations, Mr Kuntu |Blankson, who is also the Deputy Majority Chief Whip, said the gesture was to relieve parents and guardians from expenses they make on their wards during the writing of the examinations.

The MP hoped the gesture would motivate the candidates to do their best in the examination.

He cautioned the candidates against indulging in examination malpractices, saying that, "God abhors cheating and would not help students who indulge in such acts.

Mr Kuntu Blankson advised the West African Examination council (WAEC), organisers of the examinations, to ensure that stringent security measures were taken to prevent leakage of question papers.

He pointed out that when questions leak, students and parents were made to suffer the penalty even though they were not responsible for the safety of the questions.

The MP suggested that in future, when questions leak, the staff of WAEC must be made to use their salaries to reprint the questions for the candidates to write free of charge because they are resp[onsible for the security of question papers.

Mr Henry Kweku Hayfron, Mfantseman, Municipal Chief Executive advised headmasters of the schools to ensure that they hired vehicles, which were in good conditions to convey the candidates to and from the examination centres.

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