The free vacation classes organised for junior high school (JHS) students in public basic schools in the Awutu Senya District and sponsored by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya West, Madam Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, is yielding positive results.
According to the District Director of Education, Mrs Anna Belinda Baidoo, the free classes, which have been well patronised by the students since their inception a few years ago, positively reflected in the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) results in the district.
She stated that though the district had not received the full results of all the students who sat for this year’s examinations, the individual results which her outfit had chanced upon so far showed a significant improvement.
She added that some schools had had single results, something that had not been recorded for the past 20 years.
Mrs Baidoo disclosed this when Madam Serwaa Tetteh presented a heavy duty canon photocopier, eight desktop computers, two HP laser jet printers and one HP laser jet printer to the District Education Directorate at Awutu Beraku.
She stated that her outfit would continue to intensify supervision in all basic schools in order to improve academic performance at the basic level in the district.
She expressed gratitude to the MP for the items, saying they would go a long way to enhance their operations.
For her part, Madam Serwaa Tetteh said the items were sourced from her share of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) which had the objective of resourcing the Ghana Education Service (GES) to perform its duties effectively and efficiently.
She assured the district education office of her regular support towards improving academic standards among basic school pupils in the district.
She also encouraged the students to take their studies seriously so that they would be very competitive in the world of work.