The Municipal Education Director for Abuakwa South, Mrs. Comfort Ofori Appiah, has disclosed that the performance of Basic Education Certificate Examination candidates in the last two years in the Municipality has improved as a result of the Kingsley Science and Maths Quiz.
According to her, per statistics available to her, schools within the Municipality, after taking part in the quiz have recorded a momentous improvement
in the BECE results.
She said she was hopeful that this year, the Municipality will record single digits in the BECE and also improve upon the previous performance as well
“Last year, 2022, the BECE results as analyzed was 67.17 percent. We are yet to receive the standardized test by Basic 2 and Basic 4. But we are hopeful that the performance will be massive,” she noted.
She made this observation last Friday at the auditorium of the Kibi Presbyterian College of Education during the finals of the Kingsley Quizzes comprising the Kingsley Spelling Challenge and Kingsley Science and Math Quiz.
She continued that whilst the government has taken it upon itself to improve infrastructure in education across the country as a whole, it is very gratifying to see people like Dr Agyemang doing their best to complement these efforts from the government.
“I believe Dr Agyemang hasn’t exhausted his ideas in terms of education in this municipality and I also call on others to come on board. We have other interventions we want to enroll like the reading intervention at the lower level.
Mrs. Ofori Appiah called on the students to take advantage of the various quizzes.
“We shouldn’t disappoint Dr. Kingsley Agyemang. We can see that the investment in these quizzes is so huge and if districts are excelling, your Municipality shouldn’t be left out. Congratulations to all the contestants, “ she said.
Dr Kingsley Agyemang, who is the Registrar of the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, in his speech tasked the students not to rest on the oars but continue to aspire higher, because according to him, he sees greatness in all of them but will however take hard work to get there.
‘’You are lucky to have all these educational interventions at your disposal and the best you can do is to take advantage of them and be great men and women for mother Ghana. Some of us did not have this opportunity but with determination and hardwork, we succeeded, how much more you having all these interventions and tools at your disposal,’’ he said.
He firmly gave the assurance that his commitment to education was non-negotiable and he will do all he can to keep improving education in the Municipality.
Asiakwa Roman Catholic Basic School and Bunso M/A Junior High School won the Kingsley Spelling Challenge and Kingsley Science and Math Quiz respectively.
The Kingsley Spelling Challenge which is in its 3rd year saw three schools, Akosua Agyeiwaa Memorial Methodist Basic, Kibi M/A Experimental Basic and Asiakwa R/C Basic Schools shrugging off competition from some 72 primary schools within the municipality to get to the finals.
The Kingsley Science and Maths Quiz, which followed also had Bunso M/A JHS emerging winners with KPCE Demonstration and Akosua Agyeiwaa Methodist JHS taking the first and second runners-up position with 41 points and 40 points respectively.
The Abuakwa South Educational Directorate used the occasion to honour Dr Agyemang for his enormous investments in education in the Municipality.
He was honoured on the premise of his social interventions such as Kingsley Science and Maths Quiz, Time with Kingsley, Kingsley Spelling Challenge, Kingsley Free vacation classes, provision of free food and buses for BECE candidates, among others.
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