Member of Parliament for Cape Coast Constituency, Kweku Rickett Hagan has donated 2,748 pieces of mathematical set to pupils writing the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) within the Cape Coast metropolis.
The gesture is intended to relieve parents of the burden of buying mathematical sets for their wards because of the exams, which some are unable to afford.
The donation was made over the weekend ahead of the final examination of pupils in Junior High School from June 5 to 9 across the country.
Speaking to the candidates at the Cape Coast Chapel Square, the MP who is also the former Central Regional Minister said education has always been a priority to him, something he described as the key to success.
The lawmaker cautioned the candidates to avoid sending any foreign materials to the exams hall which could be disastrous to their future.
He also advised them to be calm when writing their papers to avoid simple mistakes.
In an interactive session with some of the candidates present at the ceremony, the legislator advised them against peer pressure and encouraged them to pursue virtue and excellence.
Mr. Kweku Rickett Hagan entreated them to embrace hard work as the only way to success.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with Onua FM’s Kwame Kakarba expressed appreciation to the MP for the kind gesture. They said the mathematical set would help them a lot in their constructions and graph work in Mathematics and Pre Technical Skills.
The Metro Education Directorate Mr Stephen Amoah also maintained his outfit’s preparedness to coordinate the week-long examinations.
After the presentation, the MP paid a courtesy call on the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly chief executive, Ernest Arthur to officially welcome him into his new position.
The two leaders pledged to ensure the development of the Cape Coast metropolitan area.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana