Information that reached ‘Razz Newspaper’ suggested that female child actress popularly known as, Maame Serwaa, could not get better grades in her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), hence, she could not get admission into any of the A-list secondary schools in Kumasi.
According to what the paper gathered, she even wanted to re-sit the BECE to better her grades for possible admission next year, but in an exclusive interview with manager of the actress, Dominic Amponsah, he shot down such talk.
“It is false. It is never true that Maame Serwaa could not get better grades in her BECE exams, or has any plans of re-sitting. She had nice results. She had the right grades that we wanted,” he stated.
Asked what aggregate score she had in her BECE results, Dominic politely said he can’t make that public. However, he disclosed that Maame Serwaa is not having her secondary school education in Kumasi. “She is not going to have her secondary school in Kumasi. We deliberately decided so. In fact some schools in Kumasi called on us to give her admission but we politely turned them down,” he explains.
He boldly confirmed that Maame Serwaa has gotten admission into Sunyani Secondary School. “She’s had admission into Sunyani Secondary High School (Susec). We have already been to the school and had done all that we are required to do. By the time school reopens, I can confidently tell you that she will be with the first year students in Sutec.
He added that Maame Serwaa will still act whilst in the school.Razz Newspaper queried him on why they would get Maame Serwaa a school outside Kumasi and go through the stress of bringing her back to Kumasi each time a Kumasi filmmaker needed her service.
He retorted that; “She was born in Kumasi. Her parents are in Kumasi. The school she completed is a school she started from class one and completed from that same school. We want her to experience a change of environment. If she schools in Kumasi, there is that temptation of her being called for jobs after classes when she comes home but if she is outside Kumasi, you can’t see her or it will be difficult for the filmmakers to get her to work.”
He continued: “If she schools in Kumasi, a filmmaker who has links with the school authorities can use his influence to get her released so that he can use her to shoot. Management also does n’t want the acting to take all her time so we want to balance the two well so that we don’t jeopardize either or both. We want to harness the two alongside.
To him, management’s decision to get Maame Serwaa a school out of Kumasi is also very strategic stating: “we feel Sunyani is strategic because from Kumasi to Sunyani is not that long as compared to Kumasi to Accra or say Takoradi. When she has a shooting offer, we can go to the school on weekends and bring her to Kumasi to work and say on Monday taker her back to school.”
According to Dominic, management decided not to make her quit or halt acting based on the fear that, the industry is very competitive with new entrants filling space every short while so; “By the time she finishes school and comes back, she may not have space in the movie industry,” he intimated.
Diffusing claims that acting has in a way, adversely affected Maame Serwaa’s basic education, Dominic Amponsah made it clear that acting did not interfere with her studies at all because management always made sure she did her class assignments an did not absent herself from class activities.