The Pentecost International Worship Centre in the Kaneshie Area of The Church of Pentecost (PIWC-Kaneshie) has organised a day’s seminar for all Junior High School finalists prior to the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE).
The programme, which was held on Saturday, June 2, 2019, was chaired by the Resident Minister of PIWC-Kaneshie, Pastor Kingsley Addai.
The programme was aimed at preparing and arming the students with the right techniques and principles to apply during the examination. This event was also in line with the “Possessing the Nations” agenda of the Church aimed at influencing the various spheres of society with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God, one of which is through School Chaplaincy.
In all, 368 final year students from about 6 Junior High Schools within the catchment area of PIWC-Kaneshie attended the event.
The facilitators of the seminar, all examiners in the following subjects: Mathematics, English, Integrated Science, Ga and French, took turns to educate participants on the principles and techniques they need to adopt to pass the various subjects.
The participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions bothering them on each of the subjects and the presentations made. This exercise helped the students to seek clarification on any concerns they may have about the examination.
Pastor Kingsley Addai, in a short exhortation based on 2 Timothy 2:15, encouraged the participants to study hard in order to excel in the examination.
He also admonished them not to neglect the Spirit of God during the exams period because He has the ability to bring to remembrance all that they study.
To the glory of God, about a third of the participants received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during the prayer session led by Pastor Kingsley Addai.
The District Secretary, Elder Nana Yaw Appiah, also advised the candidates to extend helping hands to their parents at home, trade or workplaces (where applicable) after completion.
According to him, many Junior High graduates neglect household chores because they think they are of age. Elder Nana Yaw Appiah asked them to be a different breed of graduates in their homes since it will go a long way to help them in their lives.
The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Deacon Winfred Donkor also encouraged them to apply all they have been taught during the exams. He also wished them the best in the exams and in their future endeavours.
All participants were refreshed and given some stationery for the examination.
Report by Gideon Osei Ansong and Anthony Ussher-Bonney