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Regional News of Tuesday, 29 May 2018


Romp foundation empowers students ahead of the BECE

Non-governmental human development organization, ROMP Foundation has begun its maiden interventions in some parts of Kumasi to prepare students mindsets especially at basic level towards this year’s examinations.

The interventions which include the public forum on ethics of BECE would empower students to learn and answer questions so they can understand and analyze information ahead of the exams.

The first edition of the event took place at Kumasi Central Mosque, St. Pauls Catholic School, and St. Francis Hall.

The program which was attended by 2,247 students from 54 schools in the area is aimed at addressing challenges faced by BECE candidates in exams whilst improving academic performance.

Director of ROMP foundation, Zainab Fofana says, the future of Ghana belongs to the next generation and therefore, there is the need for them to prepare the students well for the exams.

“It won’t be fair to look on whilst these students to go through the bad experience,” she says.

Madam Fofana says the forum is among several interventions being implemented to improve students’ performance at the BECE.

The event attracted many experts who took the students through common mistakes in exams and guided them on how to avoid same cases in the upcoming BECE.

At the event, Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong, Halidu Seidu, says the assembly is considering a common timetable for schools that provide Arabic studies to students alongside mainstream education.

The current morning or afternoon schedules for Arabic studies, also known as Makaranta, conflicts with the mainstream educational timetable.

Mr Seidu says the current situation is negatively affecting the performance of beneficiary students.

Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong, Halidu Seidu says the assembly is considering a common timetable for all Islamic schools in the area.

Among the schools that participated in the event include Sepe Nuriya, Adventist JHS, Sakafia Islamic JHS, British Grammer, open Heavens JHS. Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and Al-Bilal Islamic.

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