Wednesday, May 6, 2009


THE Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun a counselling session for the 106 pupils of the Christ the King School in Kumasi who could not write the last Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in order to prepare them adequately for next year’s examination.
“So far they are happy and we hope better things will come out,” Mr Richard Owusu Agyemang, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ashanti Regional Office of the GES, told the Daily Graphic in Kumasi on Monday.
Counsellors from the regional and metropolitan offices of the GES in Kumasi are undertaking the exercise.
Mr Agyemang said the exercise would continue until the GES was satisfied with the results.
He noted that the counselling would ensure that the children concentrated on their books and were not haunted by their past misfortune.
He indicated that the parents of the pupils had been collaborating with the GES to ensure that the exercise was successful.
Mr Agyemang said plans were underway to distribute the affected children among various public schools on re-opening so that they would be registered for the next BECE.
“Everything is under control and we are sure that the children will write the examination next year,” he said.
He said the GES would give the children all the necessary assistance to ensure that they went into next year’s examination with confidence.
The children failed to write the examination after the headmaster and the proprietor of their school allegedly misappropriated their registration fees.
It was later established that the school was not accredited.
The headmaster and the proprietor are on trial for their act.

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