Online news portal, www.233times.com in collaboration with Corpnation, a Showbiz organization have organized a pep talk with over 1,000 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
Aimed at taking out the external exams fright from the candidates and arming them with confidence to do exploits in this year’s BECE for the Western Region, the pep talk themed ‘Yes We Can’ which spanned from 9th May to 31st May, 2017 visited Airforce Complex, Airforce JHS, Services JHS, Station Basic JHS, Garrison JHS, Korsah Complex, Mosignor Ansah, Rev. Archbishop JHS, Myohaung Barracks Basic School, Myohaung Forces Basic School and Defence Basic School, Bethel Methodist, Jaycris Education Center, Nana Brempong Yaw, Naval Base JHS, Rev. Cobbah Yalley, Dunwell Methodist, Rev. Grant Methodist, Dunwell Academy and Young Christian Schools all in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
“Since BECE is the first external exams of Students, it comes with some level of fright. I was a victim of this. I wrote BECE with intense fright, wondering whether what I wrote is what the examiners want and if I could make it to my first choice school, Adisadel College. With these BECE experiences, we had to boost the confidence of these candidates using ourselves as quintessential examples” Nana Kwesi Coomson, Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com and the brain behind this project said.
Saviour Adzika aka Sayvee, the founder and leader of Corpnation also said that “We had to pep these candidates up to make the region proud. We always talk about the best comes from the west so it should reflect in our education and other sectors in the region. It was a duty call for us to pep these candidates up to let them know that they can do it and rise above mediocrity.”
BECE Candidates who received the pep talks expressed appreciation to the Speakers and revealed that, their level of confidence for the upcoming BECE has been raised high and they are challenged to do better than previous year groups.
On board the ‘Yes We Can’ project were teachers and media personalities in the persons of Ebenezer Atiase, Manfred Darko, Jerry T. Mensah, Titus Egyirkoom, Maame Esi Senyiwah, Yasmin Bukari, Cephas Okyere, Chelsey Sey, Prince Jaidey Derby and Nana Midas.
www.233times.com and Corpnation have promised to make this an annual event upon request from headmasters/mistress and alumni at the schools they visited.
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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