A record number of 11,815 candidates have registered for the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for Private Candidates. The figure outnumbers the total candidature of the last three examinations put together.
The Guidance and Counselling Coordinator at the Ablekuma Central Sub Metro Education Service, Mrs Eva Eyi Worwame Afful, has advised parents not to impose their career choices on their children but allow them to make their choices based on their strengths and interests.
“Parents should not assume that because a particular career runs in the family every child should develop interest in it,” she added.
Available information from the Tema Regional Health Directorate indicates that HIV/AIDS cases among adolescents in the area have risen from 21 cases last year to 139 this year.
The Tema Metropolitan Director of Health Services, Dr John B. K. Yabani who disclosed this during the Adolescent Health Advocacy Week celebration in Tema, also said cases of abortion among adolescents in the metropolis increased from 44 in 2016 to 64 in 2017.
Master Peter Manu Aboagye of the Association Community Model Basic School emerged the winner of the second edition of the Aspire to Bee Spelling Competition held in Accra.
At the end of the competition, Aboagye had 12 points as against Jessica Borquaye of the LEKMA ‘7’ Junior High School (JHS), who had 10 points and Winifred Fianko of the Osu St. Peters Basic School,who scored eight points.
The Ridge Church School has donated assorted items worth GHC 6,000 to four institutions in Accra.
They are the Children’s Departments of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, the Princess Marie Louis Hospital, the Little Angel Orphanage and the Mother and Child Project, an organisation dedicated to the welfare of children.
The Proprietress of the Blessed King of Glory School at Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Mrs Georgina Obeng, has appealed to parents to make time for their children and consider their needs as priority.
Parents, she said, must also visit their children at their schools to find out the performance of their children every school term.