UMAT Basic School emerge 2019 champions at W/R inter-JHS independence day quiz

UMAT wins indep day quiz 2019
UMAT Basic School presented with their trophy

The 4th edition of the 2019 annual Western Region inter-district Independence Day quiz competition was held on March 2, 2019 at the auditorium of Skyy Power Fm in the Effia-Kwesimtsim Municipal Assembly of the Western Region.

The aim and objective of the event was to promote the historical values of Ghana through quiz competitions among Junior High schools along the coastal belt of the western region and to foster tolerance and mutual understanding between citizens and industries in the various communities.

The Independence Quiz cup competition was organized in conjunction with ten MMDA’s Educational Directorates with support from the Chief Executives of the assemblies.

It was climaxed with a grand durbar of Chiefs, Heads of Institutions, Assembly Members, Religious leaders, Civil Society Organizations, Media and other prominent citizens.

Participating schools for this year’s quiz were drawn from Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Effia-Kwesimtsim, Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Jomoro Municipal Assemblies; Wassa East, Ellembelle, and Mporho Districts Assemblies.

UMAT Basic School from the Tarkwa-Nsuaem were crowned winners with 46 points. Christ Leading International School from Essiama in the Ellembelle District came 2nd with 38 points and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic JHS from Effia-Kwesimtsim Municipal Assembly came 3rd with 37 points.

The event was under the distinguished patronage and chairmanship of His Royal Highness Awulae Amihere Kpanyinle III, Vice President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of Eastern Nzema Traditional Area and also His Royal Highness Nana Hemaa Dekyi XIV, Omanhene of Upper Dixcove Traditional Area, who is also the Executive Chairman of the organizing planning committee.

Speaking to the media, the organizer for the annual Western Region inter-district Junior High School Independence Day Quiz competition, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa said the selection of the participatory schools was considered on the various Junior High Schools that excelled in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination.

“It is imposed on them as Chiefs from the western region as traditional rulers to promote education in the various communities”, Nana Nkwantabisa stated.

HE admitted challenges in this year’s edition and will and assured it would be resolved through discussions with their sponsors and improve in the years ahead.

The Queenmother of Shama Traditional Council, Nana Akosua Gyamfiaba expressed her gratitude to the participants from the various Junior High Schools. She advised especially female basic school students to be ‘friends with their academic studies’.

Nana Akosua Gyamfiaba further urged stakeholders to uplift and empower Girl and Boy Child Education to get good leaders for the country.

Below are some photos from the event:

Participating schools in a pose with Traditional Rulers
Christ Leading International School posing with their prizes
Winning Team UMAT with their trophy


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