No candidate in the 13 public and private schools in the Agona West Municipality, who wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), gained between aggregates six to 30, to qualify for placement to senior, vocational and technical schools.
They are made up of nine public and four private schools.
A reliable source at the Municipal Directorate of Education who made this known to newsmen at Agona Swedru, however, declined to mention the schools.
The Municipality recorded 34.1 per cent at this year’s BECE as compared to the 43.8 per cent, obtained last year.
The official, who had earlier opened the Kingsridge Montessori School at Agona Swedru, expressed regret that despite interventions by the Agona West Municipal Assembly, Member of Parliament and Educational Directorate the students did not excel in the BECE.
He said the Educational Directorate was worried about the results and expressed the hope that the Directorate would still fight hard to reverse the trend in future.
The officials said efforts being made by the government to promote education would be meaningless if the children do not take their studies seriously.
He appealed to parents to ensure that their children stay at home and learn instead of watching films.
Mr Kingsford Monka Abban, Executive Director of the School, said the intention to establish the school was to help educate children in the area.
He said there are plans to extend the school from primary to junior high and expressed concern about the increasing rate the youth in Agona West Municipality were indulging in illicit drug use and urged stakeholders to help deal with the situation.