The Djankrom District in Suhum Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated 503 Mathematical Sets worth GH¢ 2,000.00 to Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the community and its environs.
The beneficiaries were drawn from some schools in Nsawam, Djankrom, Ahodwo, Dego, Ntunkum, Kraboa, and Coaltar. Others were Yaw Donkor, Duodukrom and Dobro.
In an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, the District Minister, Pastor Samuel Aboagye Yirenkyi, said that the gesture was part of the Church’s social responsibility in augmenting the Government’s effort in providing quality and affordable education to students. “The Church exists to ensure both the spiritual and social well-being of its members,” he added.
Pastor Yirenkyi admonished the candidates to take the examinations seriously and eschew all forms of examination malpractices.
He also advised the students to observe all the COVID-19 prevention protocols by washing their hands frequently, wear their face mask, and observe social distancing to avoid the spread of the pandemic.
The candidates who were overwhelmed by the gesture expressed their appreciation to the Church for coming to their aid. They were hopeful that the Mathematical Sets would assist them in their examination.
This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination commenced on Monday, September 14, 2020, and expected to end on Friday, September 18, 2020. In all, a total of 531,705 candidates comprising 269,419 males and 262,286 females, are writing the examination.
Report by Samuel Danso.