Nana Kwanin Kwafo II, Chief of Appianyinase in the Juaben Traditional Council, has fulfilled his commitment to reward the top two female Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates, Boatemaa Rebecca and Arthur Elizabeth.
In an interview with Opemsuo Radio’s Maame Adwoa Essoun, he expressed concern over the generally poor academic performance in the municipality and reiterated his commitment to rewarding students who achieve aggregates 6-9 in the area.
“I am very sad and happy at the same time since the whole municipality, only two female students got a single number which is very heartbreakingand unfortunate.”
Nana Kwanin Kwafo II stated that the Appianyinase Foundation initiated this programme seven years ago to support the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Education Fund, aiming to improve students’ grades.
The chief, through the Appianyinase Foundation, fulfilled his promise yesterday at the Appianyinase Palace in Juaben during the Akwasidae celebration.
The awardees received citations, books, pens, a mathematical set, and an amount of GHC1500 each as a fulfillment of the promise, serving as encouragement for others.
Awardees Boatemaa Rebecca and Arthur Elizabeth expressed gratitude to the chief and promised to learn hard to achieve their dreams. They also urged their colleagues to be diligent in their studies.
Parents of the awardees blessed the chief and promised to support their children’s education in the face of challenges.
They made a passionate appeal to President Nana Akuffo Addo, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Omane Aboagye, and the Education Ministry to support and focus on the education system in rural areas compared to urban areas.
Story by Barbara M.A Amoah