President Akufo-Addo Awards Students With Special Needs For The First Time
Thirty students from across Ghana were yesterday awarded by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for their academic excellence in the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
For the first time in the history of the awards, four students with special needs were recognized and also awarded for their outstanding effort in pursuing their basic education.
The awardees, who are now in their first year in Senior High School each received a plaque, a gold medal, a citation signed by the president, a Samsung tablet, one-year supply of Nestle products, book supply from EPP Bookshop and GHȼ1,000.00 cash.
In his speech, President Akufo-Addo stated his intention to transform the country’s labour force to create employment and enhance productivity through the improvement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana.
He also encouraged the students to continue to learn hard and urged their parents to continue to support their children in their various endeavours.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh had, in an earlier speech, announced that plans were far advanced to timely deliver teaching and learning materials to schools to facilitate teaching and learning. He was of the view that every child had a right to education and that, no child should lack education due to poverty, hence, his determination to see to the continuous success of the Free SHS programme.