15 year old stroke patient sits for BECE

By | July 18, 2015

The girl, who has been suffering from a
stroke condition for the past one month, did not heed the advice of her doctors
not to sit for the exams and showed up at the exams centre at the Tema Senior
High School.

All efforts from Mrs Bossman Adotevi, the
Headmistress of the First Baptist School, to convince the girl to abide by the
medical advice proved futile as the candidate was seen comfortably sitting in
the examination room smiling and insisting that she could write the exams.

Mrs Adotevi explained to the Ghana News
Agency that the candidate’s whose name has been withheld, was a sickle cell
patient, who has been having series of attacks.

She indicated that the stroke condition set
in a month ago when she suffered one of those attacks leading to her doctor
writing to the school not to allow her to sit for the exams.

She said she was surprised when the girl
turned up on Monday to write the exams and all efforts to stop her yielded no

The Headmistress, who was visibly worried,
said the girl, who was a right handed person would have to write the exams with
the left hand since the stroke has affected the right part of her body.

She therefore pleaded with the Education
Directorate and the exams authorities to give the girl some extra time to write
the exams since she insisted on doing so.

Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the Tema
Metropolitan Chief Executive, and Mrs Veronica Adzato-Ntem, the Tema
Metropolitan Director of Education, who paid a visit to the centre and heard of
the plight of the stroke candidate, directed the supervisor of the centre to
give her an extra 15 minutes to help her finish the exams.

Mrs Adzato-Ntem also instructed that a copy
of her medical report should be attached to all the papers she would right.