Monday, 19 December 2011 15:53
Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere, has appealed to teachers in the area to help improve the performance of students the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
He said his major concern is the falling standards of education in the area, which has been reflecting in the results of the Basic Education Certificate Examinations in recent years, particularly, this year.0
“Considering academic performance of school children in the Akuapem area in recent years, it is important for all stakeholders to come on board to find a lasting solution to the problem before it gets out of hand,” he emphasized.
Mr Botwe also appealed to parents and other stakeholders to see it as a major concern and help to improve upon the performance in subsequent years.
The MP made the appeal at a meeting with heads of Junior High Schools in the Constituency to find strategies and ways of improving the academic performance of students, especially the BECE in 2012.
He said he has noted with concern the refusal of some parents and guardians to support their wards’ education and appealed to them to change their attitudes and consider education as the best investment one can make for his ward.
Mr Botwe said he has allocated much resource to educational development in the Constituency and urged teachers to work harder to help make his dream of lifting the educational standard in the area a reality.
He appealed to parents to see their children’s education as a profitable investment and help them to reach wherever their academic brilliance will take them.
The MP said it is for that reason that he decided to organize vacation classes for final year students of Junior High Schools every year and promised that in January 2012 the classes will begin to prepare them well for the examination.
The Akuapem North District Director of Education, Mr Benjamin Cronze, who was present at the meeting, said his outfit has put in a lot of measures to bring the situation under control.
Mr Cronze said it is unfortunate that the Akuapem area which is noted for its academic excellence is now going through some challenges in education and appealed to all stakeholders to get on board to help solve the problems.
He cautioned that his outfit will not entertain any lackadaisical attitude from teachers and urged them to work hard to improve the academic standard of the children.