The deputy ranking member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Member of Parliament for Mpraeso Constituency, Hon. Davis Ansah Opoku has commended the Education Minister, Hon. Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum for the many policies he’s introduced to change the face of education in the country.
Speaking to Republic Press during a donation he made to support 50 best-performing students in his constituency, the MP indicated that the Education minister’s arrangement towards the school selection and placement system (CSSPS) has been very remarkable and deserves some commendation.
The MP, while speaking on the backdrop of the CSSPS refuted claims that the system has been very dissatisfying and perhaps, coming with a lot of challenges as far as the placement system is concerned.
“I think this year has been a bit different and successful. Lemme use this opportunity to commend the Education Minister, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum. Looking at the arrangement laid down concerning the Computer placement this year, nobody has called me to assist them in facing any challenges. At first, you can hear such issues of people taking money before placement but as we speak, due to the hard work of the Education Minister, Mr. Adutwum, we must commend him for streamlining the activities of CSSPS.
Recently, his office and some media houses did an investigation and unearth some corrupt practices that were going on. If you look at his innovative ideas that have been implemented in the Education sector, we must commend him and the President“, he stated.
The MP, during last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination, pledged to support some first 50 students who would attain an aggregate of 6 to 15 in their BECE exam. Last year, 50 students were supported. This year, 50 students were selected and supported with ¢500 each.
The MP said this initiative was to motivate school pupils to do well during their exams, knowing very well that if they do excel, the MP will support them.