It’s sad Gov’t couldn’t print textbooks for BECE candidates – Apaak

The Deputy Ranking Member of Parliament’s Select Committee on Education, Dr Clement Apaak, has said he is worried the Akufo-Addo government has, for years, failed to procure text books for basic schools to enhance their learning experience.

Speaking to Kwame Minkah, host of Dwaboase programme on TV XYZ, the MP for Builsa South noted that the action of the government will have a negative impact on the performance of the candidates sitting the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) this year.

The educationist and lawmaker said he cannot fathom the reason behind the government’s failure to get the important learning materials to schools for a long time.

“The government owes publishers and has failed to settle the debt, resulting in their refusal to print textbooks for the students… The situation is worrying,” the legislator said in Akan.

To him, the government’s act depicts that it is not committed to improving education standards in the country.

“It is only under President Akufo-Addo that we are experiencing this,” he posited while arguing that the government is destroying the future of the incoming generation.

Despite numerous attempts by the Minority to get the government to do the right thing in the education sector, Dr Apaak emphasized that the managers of the country’s education sector are reluctant to secure text books.

Dr Apaak’s concerns come at a time form three students are writing their final exams to exit the Junior High School.

2024 BECE

According to the West African Examination Council (WAEC)out of the total number of candidates sitting for the BECE, 282, 648 are males and 286,447 are females, with 19,506 schools participating in the examinations.

The examination is being administered in 2,123 locations across the country, with 2,123 supervisors, 1,889 assistant supervisors, and 19,973 invigilators.


By Henryson Okrah|

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