Queen Mother urges BECE candidates to focus on books, not phones and social media

The Queen Mother of Abura in the Oguaa Traditional Area, Obaahemaa Ekua Okutta lll, has advised Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to prioritize their studies over phones and social media.

Speaking at the Abura T.I Ahmadiyya ‘B’ Basic School’s 2nd speech and prize-giving day ceremony, Obaahemaa Ekua Okutta lll encouraged the candidates to befriend their course books and avoid distractions, as they prepare to sit for their final exam.

The ceremony, held on the theme “Achieving Academic Excellence, The Role of Stakeholders,” saw 48 BECE candidates and 25 KG 2 pupils graduate to the next stage of their academic journey.

Obaahemaa Ekua Okutta lll also urged parents to monitor their children’s activities and ensure they do not adopt lifestyles that could disrupt their future.

She commended teachers for their selfless care, dedication, and patience in nurturing the pupils.

The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Hameeda Haruna-Appiah, highlighted the school’s challenges, including inadequate infrastructure, furniture, and teaching materials. She appealed for a library, computers for ICT education, and a storage facility to house science apparatus donated by the Korean International Development Agency (KOICA).

The school is committed to continuing collaboration to improve its standards.

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