The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Basic School in the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality have been crowned the new champions of the 2019 annual fourth edition of the Western Region Independence Day inter-district JHS quiz competition, held at Takoradi last Saturday.
The new champions grabbed 46 points to beat the two-time defending
champions Abura GREL M/A Basic School from the Ahanta West municipality, who
BOPP from the Mpohor District was first runner-ups with 40 points,
with Christ Leading International School from Essiama in the Ellembelle
District also placing third with 38 points.
St Anthony of Padua Catholic JHS from the Effia Kwesimintsim municipality
emerged as the fourth with 37 points and SIPL from the Wassa East took the
fifth position with 36 points.
The Golden Star International School, Bogoso from the Prestea Huni-Valley
placed seventh with nine points, Modern Educational Complex from Jomoro placed
eighth with nine points, Christ the King from Nzema East placed ninth with six
points, VRA International School from Shama District placed tenth with six
points and Badu Addo from STMA placed eleventh with three points. The seventh
to eleventh schools all took home plaques and textbooks for their MMDAs.
The winners took away cash prizes, trophies, laptop, Maths,
Science, English and ICT textbooks, gold medals, and plaques.
The participants were quizzed on areas spanning history, culture,
ICT, entertainment and general knowledge.
This year’s edition witnessed eleven participating schools and
MMDAs from Ahanta West; defending champions, Nzema East, Ellembelle, Jomoro,
Takoradi Metro, Effia, Shama, Wassa East, Mpohor, Tarkwa Nsuaem and Prestea
The 2019 annual Independence day quiz was under the
distinguished auspices of Awulae Amihere Kpanyinle III, Vice President of the
Western Regional House of Chiefs, Obrempon Hima Dekyi XIV, Omanhene of Upper
Dixcove, executive chairman of the planning committee and the Ghana Education
Service, Mr Jasper Musadaidzwa, Managing Director of Anglogold Ashanti and Mr
Ernest K. Osafo, General Manager of Takoradi International Company (TICO &
The chairman for the occasion and Vice President of the Western
Regional House of Chiefs Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli III lauded the organisers for
the good initiative and urged sponsors to continue supporting the good cause in
order to help sustain it as one of the flagship annual programmes of the
He admonished the students to maintain discipline in their
respective academic endeavours to enable them become responsible and useful to
On his part, Executive Chairman for the organising planning
committee, Obrempon Hima Dekyi XIV, in his remarks commended sponsors and
donors of the event, namely Ghana Gas, TAQA, VRA, MTN, Anglogold Ashanti, Aker
Energy, NEZO Oilfields Supplies Ltd, African Mining Services (AMS), Ghana Ports
and Harbour Authority, Ghana Rubber Estate, Oceaneering, BBS Engineering Ltd,
REF Engineering, Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel, Planters Lodge Hotel, Indomie
Instant Noodles, Joy Oilfield Services, Members of Parliament (MPs) for
Ellembelle, Tarkwa Nsuaem, Prestea Huni-Valley, Takoradi and Mpohor as well as
MMDAs of Tarkwa Nsuaem, Ahanta West and Prestea Huni-Valley.
He underscored that the competition was aimed to develop the
critical abilities and build team work among the students, adding that the
schools were selected based on their performance in the BECE.
Obrempon Hima, who doubles as the Paramount Chief of Upper Dixcove
added that the Independence Day quiz project competition was to revive
patriotism among the youths, remind them of the contribution of some great
Ghanaian leaders and people worthy of emulation.
Mr Jasper Musadaidzwa, Managing Director of Anglogold lauded the
organisers for putting together the competition, adding, this is an educative
and exciting programme as it tests the students on Ghana’s rich history and
Mr Ernest K. Osafo, General Manager of Takoradi International
Company (TICO & TAQA) commended the chiefs of the region for their visionary
initiatives and pledged his outfit’s continuous support in future endeavours.
The Regional Director of Education, whose speech was read on his
behalf commended the initiative by the chiefs and the organisers and called for
stronger partnership to help sustain the inter-district quiz project.
Mr Peter Bediako, the head of Public Relations of the GPHA said education remained the only tool in changing one’s poor state into a better state, and this was the motivation for the GPHA to produce various textbooks in support of government’s free SHS programme.
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