Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, June 8, GNA - Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister of Education in- charge of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), has called on candidates of the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to use time profitably while awaiting the results.
She urged them to use the period at home to engage in “useful” projects and acquire special skills whist avoiding all sorts of negative practices that could ruin the progress of their academic future.
Mrs Ayisi said this when she toured some examination centres in the Cape Coast Metropolis on the last day of the week-long examination to congratulate the students on their successful completion of the Junior High School level.
She urged the students to focus on their next level of education, adding that “there is a big World over there. You should not think that you are done with school. You must be able to manage your time well, acquire a skill and use your time profitably”.
Mrs Ayisi urged them to desist from engaging in premarital sex because they could be exposed to the dangers of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
She appealed to the youth to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the free senior high school to focus on their goals in life.
Mrs Ayisi expressed worry of the practice where children roam as well as visit video centres particularly in the night and called on parents to monitor the movement of their children to safeguard their future.
She called for laws that would prevent children of school going age from roaming in town in the night.
She called on parents, and all stakeholders to play their respective roles to inculcate into children some positive habits and give them the necessary support to help achieve their dreams