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District clocks 68% in 2012 BECE

2012-10-10 01:30:57
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The District Chief Executive for the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District Assembly, Philip N. Laari has lauded the impressive performance of candidates that sat for the 2012 Basic Education Certificates Examination (BECE) in the district.

The district clocked a 68% mark thereby enabling them the second best position in the Northern region, as well as 33rd position countrywide with regards to the BECE results this year.

The DCE hinted this after a General Assembly meeting at Bunkpurugu.

Thus from a low mark of 15% in 2008, the performance of the pupils have increased making the huge difference of 53% this year.

The DCE commended the Ghana Education Service (GES) boss, Mr. Justine Dakorah and his team in the district, especially teachers from all the schools for making this achievement possible.

But, a senior supervisor at the GES in the area, Mr Daniel Waab noted that there were some pockets of few challenges like inadequate infrastructure and lack of trained teachers which were inhibiting the promotion of quality education in the area.

He therefore took the opportunity and reminded the Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Mahama Ayariga to fulfill his promise made to supply motor bikes to officials of GES, if the performance of the district improved.

He also called on the government through the Assembly to consider bringing more projects to the area so it could augment the efforts being made to improve the academic laurels of pupils.


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