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

By: BENJAMIN BRAY -TAKORADI

Publish on Apt

Do you have any Social, informational, educational or entertaining stuff that should be featured on www.aptnewsghana.com?

Please submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us via WhatsApp: +233548388489 or click on the icon on your screen. Alternatively, email us: aptnewsghana@gmail.com

RSS APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa

  • Coronavirus - Eswatini: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (26 July 2021) July 26, 2021
    Total daily Tests: 1,114 Active Cases: 2,431 New Deaths: 7 New Confirmed Cases: 342 Recoveries: 20,157 (195 New) Total Deaths: 759 (CFR 3.3%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 23,347 Currently Admitted: 238 Total Vaccinated: 1st Dose 38,326                              1st  and 2nd Dose 27,341  Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of […]
  • Coronavirus - South Africa: Covid-19 Statistics for Republic of South Africa (26 July 2021) July 26, 2021
    A total of 23 349 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 5 683 new cases, which represents a 24.3% positivity rate. A further 243 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 018 to date. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa (NICD).Media […]
  • Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily info Update (26 July 2021) July 26, 2021
    New cases: 372 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 49,009 Active Cases: 10,642 Total Recovered: 36,672 (203 New) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 377 (59 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 34 Total Test Conducted: 323,864 (1,364 New) Total Deaths: 1,513 (33 New) Total Vaccinated First Dose: 385,242 Total Vaccinated Second Dose: 43,165 Distributed by APO Group on […]
  • Advisory for Indian arrivals in Egypt (26 July 2021) July 26, 2021
    Download logoAll Indian arrivals to Egypt are advised to note the following: Indian arrivals are subject to rapid DNA (ID NOW) test irrespective of valid Vaccination Certificate and RT-PCR negative test report that they carry with them. If tested positive, another RT-PCR test would be done by airport quarantine authorities. If the RT-PCR report also […]
  • Malnutrition among children expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar as drought worsens, warn UNICEF and WFP July 26, 2021
    Download logoAt least half a million children under the age of five are expected to be acutely malnourished including 110,000 in severe condition, in drought-affected southern Madagascar, suffering irreversible damage to their growth and development. The number of acutely malnourished children is likely to increase fourfold since the previous assessment conducted in October 2020, warn […]
  • Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 Update (26 July 2021) July 26, 2021
    New Cases: 550 Sample Size: 4,087 Positivity Rate: 13.5% Recoveries: 786 Recorded Deaths: 7 Cumulative Tests: 2,097,101 Total Confirmed Cases: 197,959 Total Recoveries: 186,594 Cumulative Fatalities: 3,872 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo
  • Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 Vaccination (26 July 2021) July 26, 2021
    Total Vaccinations: 1,673,272 Total First Doses: 1,047,592 Total Second Doses: 625,680 Second Dose Uptake: 59.7% Proportion of Adults Fully Vaccinated: 2.3%Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo
  • One week left to apply for the Rugby Africa Media & Photography Awards! July 26, 2021
    As part of Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) work in growing the culture of sport across the African continent, 2 exceptional creatives will be recognised for their contributions in the promotion and progression of the game and will have the opportunity to walk away with an incredible US$1500! With the deadline for entries being extended to July […]
  • Coronavirus - Africa: Improving Testing Rate -WHO Supports Ondo State to Integrate COVID-19 Sample Collection as Part of Essential Services July 26, 2021
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has supported Ondo State to integrate COVID-19 sample collection into the essential health care services. The intervention has led to an increase in the number of samples tested from an average of 70 to 321 per week, since the integration.  The intervention was informed following a decline in most of […]
  • Team Europe pledges support for eradicateMalaria, an initiative aiming to facilitate the development and production of a highly efficacious malaria vaccine July 26, 2021
    Download logoBacked by the eradicateMalaria initiative, German company BioNTech announces a malaria project consisting of the development of an mRNA-based vaccine against the disease and the evaluation of mRNA vaccine production in Africa; The initiative can count on substantial financing by Team Europe, including for the late-stage trials of BioNTech’s project; eradicateMalaria is run by […]
About Editor 618 Articles
Joe Bright Nyarko Journalist/Communication Researcher. Environment & Sustainability Advocate. Managing Editor of aptnewsghana.com, a non-profit news portal with bias towards environment and sustainability issues, rural development policies and gender & inequality.