President Akufo-Addo Awards 36 Students For Excelling In BECE 2021

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has presented awards to 36 students who passed with distinction in last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at this year’s President’s Independence Day Awards.

The students, drawn from schools across the 16 regions in the country, included persons with disabilities.

President Akufo-Addo, at the event, urged the award winners not to allow the feat to get into their heads but instead, work hard to maintain the standards.

President Akufo-Addo expressed the government’s commitment to commit more resources to education to help secure the country’s future.

He pledged to widen the gate of opportunities in education for every child through the Free Senior High School education programme

The President announced plans by his administration to extend the Free SHS programme to cover first-year students of public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.

He expressed the government’s commitment to reform TVET including the rehabilitation and upgrading of technical universities and NVTI centres in the country.

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, said recipients of the awards were selected based on their raw scores obtained from the West African Examination Council’s BECE

He commended the award winners and expressed gratitude to the headmasters and teachers who supported the students to achieve the feat.

The President’s Independence Day Awards, since its inception in 1993, continues to provide scholarships each year to young brilliant students between the ages of 14 and 19 from all the regions of Ghana.

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