The Member of Parliament for Afadzato South has revealed that, she can no longer sleep well due to abysmal performance by her District in the last Basic Education Certificate Examination organized by West Africa Examination Council.

According to Angela Alorwu-Tay, the recent performance of The District in the Basic Education Certificate Examination has been very embarrassing, stressing that “The Afadzato South District scored almost zero in the recent examination”. Addressing chiefs, students and others in ‘stakeholders meeting’ in her Constituency, Madam Angela mentioned, “this embarrassment seriously gives me sleepless nights and have been thinking about how all of us as stakeholders in education could put our shoulders to the wheel and make the performance of our students improve again” and called on others to join her to “discuss the issues confronting the abysmal performance of our wards dispassionately and seek lasting solutions to them”.

Meanwhile, her office has initiated a program dubbed ‘Assessment for Improving Learning’ which is an educational program geared at improving reading and essay writing skills of pupils in the various Junior High Schools in the District.

The MP however, came to the conclusion of “using Assessment for Improving Learning as a mechanism to help resolve problems students face in Essay writing and reading, numerical and the study of science”.

The maiden edition of the competition saw madam Ahiati Millicent Yawa a teenage mother placed first in the essay competition organized, and she is placed on a scholarship for the rest of her studies from Junior High School to Senior High School level.

“A critical assessment of the issues confronting learning in the constituency also propelled the program to include the formation of reading clubs for which reason we are gathered here today to dialogue and ensure that the reading clubs succeed in our communities”, The MP noted

She gave each teacher who had served in the five deprived communities a refrigerator and half piece of cloth. In all The MP districted 28 fridges, cloths plus certificates to deserving teachers.

Story by Edzorna Francis Mensah

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