Quantum improves zero performance of students in Atuabo circuit

Tuesday 18th June, 2019
By Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Anokyi (WR), June 18, GNA - Various intervention programmes instituted by Quantum Terminal PLC, a dealer in LPG products, has resulted in significant improvement in the BECE performance of students within the Atuabo circuit from a zero pass.

The intervention resulted in a 100 percent pass rate in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), with candidates scoring between grade one and four.

Records available indicted that between 2014 and 2016, the pass rate was zero and no candidates form Anokyi got admission into senior high school.

In 2016, out of the 16 candidate who sat for the examination, the best grade was 30 with an average performance of aggregate 35.

Mr. Innocent Eddah, Terminal Manger at the closing ceremony for the 2019 BECE candidates for the Atuabo Circuit, said the company initiated the programmes to uplift education delivery and outcomes in the area.

"We therefore took a decision to reverse this trend by adopting the school as part of a bold educational transformation programme, the Quantum Education Improvement Programme (QEIP)".

Under the QEIP project, the company renovated most classrooms, provided electricity, furniture supplies, stationeries and textbooks, evening classes and monthly allowances to students to enable them to focus on their academics.

The Terminal Manager said an average grade was between 20 and 22 respectively, the Anokyi School had also moved from 62nd on the District League Table to a second place.

He lauded the support of parents, teachers and guardians for helping in chalking the successes and encouraged the fresh graduates to stay off vices as they awaited their results.

"We hope to have our engineers and technicians coming from here in the next five years," he said.

Mrs Anastasia Antoinette Abban Head, Human Resource of the Quantum Terminals, congratulated the children for their perseverance, adding "congratulations for completing the first half of your journey to life".

She reminded the children about Malcom X pronouncement that “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” and called on them to aim at furthering their education for a brighter future.

She called on them to shun bad peers, "If you have plans of owning your own car and living well in the future then take your education seriously because it is the surest way to take you to the top".

"When Anokyi Gas Terminal Facility was brought here we made a pact with the community to help with Education...We have since provided enough motivation for the teachers to do extra classes for you and the results have improved considerably as we all have witnessed over the years."

Mr Kwasi Bonkoh, the Ellembelle District Chief Executive, was grateful to the company for injecting capitals to the human resource development of the district particularly the Anokyi area.