By Alfred Dogbey
Former parliamentary candidate and Founder of Obuobia Foundation, Obuobia Darko-Opoku on Tuesday, June 9, supported all final year students in the Weija-Gbawe Constituency, writing their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), a total of two thousand five-hundred (2,500) mathematical sets.
Madam Oboubia, who toured each of the eighty-seven public and private schools in the Constituency in the company of her officials, distributed the items to the candidates, after leading them through prayers and wishing them success in the exams.
Moving from one school to another despite the early morning rains, Madam Obuobia, personally entered the classroom of every school after seeking permission from the authorities to share the items to the candidates, who looked visibly delighted.
Some of the beneficiary schools include, Divine Grace Academy, Blessed Generation International, I Care Learning Centre, Roman JHS, Most Free Heart, Morning Glory Academy, Restoration Academy, Blossom Lilly JHS, Omega JHS, Lamp of God JHS, Joy Fields JHS and King of Kings JHS.
Others are, Hope International School, Hips Charity School, Asmag International, Umariya JHS, Paradise JHS, Winners International, Chrisnel JHS, St. Joseph Basic School, Weija Methodist, Weija DA 1 & DA 2, Living Faith JHS, Princeton JHS, Leicester JHS and New Life JHS.
The rest are; Princess International, Chelsea JHS, Melster JHS, New Gbawe Exp 1 & 2,New Gbawe DA 1, 2, 3 & 4, Oregon JHS, Vestava JHS, Good Shepherd, Aggrey Memorial, Aloha JHS, Marry Marietta JHS and L N A Memorial JHS.
Speaking in an interview with The Herald, Madam Obuobia, who doubles as the Executive Director of Obuobia Foundation, said this initiative was to curb suspected examination malpractices by the candidates in the exam hall, leading to cancellation of their papers.
She explained that on several occasions, students who lack items such as erasers, sharpeners and others, whilst writing the final exams are forced to ask their colleagues in the middle of the examination, resulting into cancelation of their papers.
In her view, the distribution of these sets of item to each of the candidate, will curb the situation, as well as boosts the confidence of the students during the exams.
She denied doing this because of votes saying, the candidates are not yet qualified to vote for her during election period. She told The Herald, she loves children, and would continue to show her unflinching love for them, anytime and any day.
The delighted students who could not control their joy about the gesture, thanked the Foundation for remembering them, and knowing their needs, as they prepare for exams.
Raheal Caezer, Girls’ Prefect of Blessed Generation International, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues, said both the students’ body and the school was grateful for the donation and asked for God’s blessings, as well as prosperity of the Director and progress of the foundation.
Madam Obuobia, also used the occasion to advise the candidates to avoid any examination malpractices that would ruin their academic future and life forever.