Ahead of the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), the education sub-committee of the Bawjiase Area Development Committee (ABADeC) has held a Career Guidance, Counselling, and Examination Clinic for candidates.
The organisers used the event to enlighten the candidates on best practices for external exams.
In all, some 685 pupils from 11 public schools sitting the pending external exams participated as facilitators were redrawn from amongst examiners and investigators.
The chairman of the ABADeC, Nai Kwame Kurabi Opeikuma, and his entourage were in attendance.
Others were representatives of the MP for Awutu Senya West, Him. Gizella A. Tetteh, district guidance, counselling officer, circuit counsellor for Bawjiase ‘A, and a former Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) president, Miss Philippa Larson.
As beneficiaries expressed gratitude, parents and guardians prayed for organisers to make the examination clinic an evergreen project.
Madam Kate Essumang is the chairperson of the education sub-committee of ABADeC. She said the workshop became necessary when the sub-committee realised the need to assist candidates in performing better in examinations.
The event was held on Thursday, and then on the following Sunday, an elder of The Apostolic Church-Ghana, Bawjiase, J. K. Quaye, led a prayer session bearing the candidates in prayer for spiritual strength so that the physicals would be aided.
Elder Quaye, popularly known as Chenche, speaks to the need for the prayer session and asks all other churches to continue the trend as usual.
He notes that such congregational prayer is an annual ritual of the church. To experience the kind of workshop in the community, tell how education matters to the people, and as a parent himself, any form of support is worth giving in reaching a goal.