GNA – The performance of
pupils at the Basic Education Certificate Examination; 2019 BECE in the Bolgatanga
Municipal records 52.4 percent success which is a sign of improvement.
The Municipality recorded 52.4 per cent
success rate, representing 16.7 per cent increase over the previous year’s
In 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Bolgatanga
Municipality had 39.5 per cent, 34.6 per cent and 35.7 per cent of the
candidates getting the pass grades and proceeding to the second cycle
These were revealed by Mr Joseph Atura
Amiyuure, the Chief Executive for the area, at the ‘meet the press series’ in
The MCE explained that a number of
interventions were implemented through the provision of furniture and
infrastructure to some deprived schools, which provided an enabling environment
for the pupils and teachers to learn and work.
Mr Amiyuure indicated that under the Ministry
of Special Initiatives, about 400 metal dual desks and 300 mono desks were
procured and distributed to six schools across the municipality, while a
further 732 metal dual desks was procured and yet to be distributed to various
“The Assembly also increased the number of
beneficiary schools under the school feeding programme from 33 schools in 2016
to 57 schools in 2019, making enrolment to shoot-up from 13,105 pupils to
22,833 in the same period”.
He said the Assembly also constructed a
six-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities at Wantania Islamic School
in Tanzui, three-unit classroom block at Sherigu Azanlonge complex school with
computer laboratory and computers installed among others.
The MCE commended the Municipal Director of
Education, Ms Anne Estella Kye-beebo, for her hardwork and good quality
leadership skills that had contributed immensely to achieving the impressive
He indicated that aside the government of
Ghana providing fuel for Directors and circuit supervisors to ensure effective
monitoring, the Municipal Director encouraged every stakeholder within her
jurisdiction to work hard, while challenges confronting each school were
According to Ms Kye-beebo, a policy was
developed to ensure that BECE candidates signed a bond of good behavior as a
way to curb the bad character usually exhibited by pupils after registration
for the examination “I came here in 2018 at the point, where the candidates
were about to write their BECE so I could not do anything, but I realised that
after registration, the candidates used not to come to school again. So I strategised
and made all candidates to sign a bond of good behavior with the approval of their
parents,” the Director added.
The director indicated that a series of mock
examinations were organised for the candidates to adequately prepare them for
the finals, which significantly had an impact on the final results.