The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Yendi, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has donated 2,500 mathematical sets to final year students in the Yendi Municipality undertaking this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which begins Monday, 14th September, 2020.
A total of 2,194 candidates from various Junior High Schools (JHS) in the constituency will be sitting for this year’s exams.
The gesture, including other examination materials disbursed is aimed to support these students prepare and participate in the exams without any issues.
According to Mr Mahama, he conducted a need assessments of the candidates and it has been established from the Municipal Education Directorate that candidates within the area usually lack examination materials during final exams of this nature and hence his move to make an intervention to render that sad state of affairs a thing of the past.
He said “education is the passport to the future and it is essential that we prepare today’s children to secure their future tomorrow.”
Mr Mahama added “I won’t, for that matter, allow any student to fail because of the lack of the necessary examination materials to write his or papers.”
However, both public and private universities, Senior and Junior High Schools, including basic Schools were closed down by government on Monday, 16th March, 2020 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision also compelled the West African Examination Council (WEAC) to postpone the examination earlier scheduled for April until further notice to stem the spread of the virus on campus.