From Ernest Best Anane
The Amantia Junior High School was adjudged Champions of the Asante Akyim South Municipal Education Quiz organised by Mr. Edmond Oppong Peprah, a Lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University (KsTu) and a native from the area, in collaboration with the Municipal Education Directorate.
The theme was ‘Enhancing Education Development at the Basic Level through Partnership.’
Amantia JHS was crowned champions by winning the ultimate prize, while Asankare, Gyadam and Krofa came 2nd, 3rd and fourth with total points of 93, 83 and 81 respectively.
According to Mr. Peprah, the competition was the first in his four years education plan to improve the standards of education and students’ performances in all the 75 public schools in the municipality.
He said the gesture would not be a nine-day wonder, but would be sustained in the subsequent years to ensure that standard of education is totally improved in producing more scholars and academia in the municipality to contribute effective and efficiently to the socio-economic growth of the country.
Among the 75 schools which participated, four of them were able to sail through to the grand final, which took place at Juaso, the capital.
Mr. Alexander Frimpong, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asante Akyim South, commended all the participants for gathering the courage to be part of the quiz competition.
He advised them not to be intimidated by the school they attend or where they live, but with determination and focus on their studies, they can make it to their dreams to become responsible citizens and future leaders of the country.
Mrs. Evelyn Karina Benewoe, Municipal Director of Education, expressed her profound gratitude to Mr. Oppong Peprah for the laudable initiative, which, she said, would go a long way in helping the children of school going age in the municipality to excel in the educational system.
She entreated all stakeholders in the area to support the organisers in maintaining such a programme to the benefit of all children in the municipality, in line with the government’s Free Senior High School policy.