NJS MCE visits WASSCE centres
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for New Juaben South, Isaac Apaw Gyasi on Monday September 13th visited Koforidua Senior High/Technical School (SECTECH) and New Juaben Senior high schools (NJUASCO) to supervise the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
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The visit was also to give words of Advice and Encouragements to the candidates.
The MCE first visited Koforidua SECTECH where he was welcomed by the Headmaster and his entourage.
Headmaster of the institution, Mr. Ofori Antwi spoke to him about the number of Candidates writing the Examinations.
“He made it known that, the total number of candidates seated for the Examination were 0ne Thousand One Hundred and Seven (1,107); Stating that, out of the said numbers, there were eight absentees, two registered twice, four (4) did not turn up for reasons unknown, one death, and one illness” he said.
He went on to inform the MCE about an ongoing dispute which emerged between the students of Koforidua SECTECH and the students of New Juaben Senior high school. These riots resulted injuries for some students of both schools.
The Headmaster for the New Juaben senior high school Mr. Ofori Frimpong on his part also gave the total number of candidates writing the examination, saying about One thousand and eighty-eight (1,088), with four (4) absentees and thirsty-seven (37) been private candidates.
Responding to both Headmasters, the MCE summoned Candidates of the two schools and gave them words of encouragements and advise. “You are my sons and daughters and I would like each and every onen of you to be discipline, in order to climb high the academic calendar in future” he advised.
He further touched on the need for them to concentrate on their books so as to come out with flying colors, and avoid any form of riots as these behaviors will distract them from achieving their goals. The MCE continued by saying “riots will prevent you from studying and bringing out the best”. He assured the school authorities of his continuous support and tasked them not to hesitate in calling when the need arises.
The Municipal Director of Education for New Juaben South, Mr. Victor Degfrat–Etsisan also stressed on the need for the candidates to concentrate on their examinations by studying hard, as this is going to determine what they are going to be in the near future.
He also tasked them to refrain from any subsequent riots, as this will destroy their future and drag them from their destinies, adding that “You still have a future and don’t destroy your own future.”
The Adweso Police Commander, Asp. Steven Nkansah also advised them to focus on their studies, and avoid any act of indiscipline, so as to escape being carried on by the laws of the land.
He assured them of continuous patrols in the schools by his men till they are done with their examinations.