Ghanaian Kids Shine In India


Elizabeth Amihere (second right), Richel Laryea (Second left) in a photograph with officials of UCMAS Ghana Limited.



Elizabeth Amihere (second right), Richel Laryea (Second left) in a photograph with officials of UCMAS Ghana Limited.

Three Ghanaian pupils have been honoured after putting up an exceptional performance at the 20th edition of the Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) ABACUS and Mental International competition held in New Delhi, India.

They include 13-year-old Elizabeth Amihere, a JHS two pupil of the Blessed School Complex, Dansoman, who emerged first runner-up at the basic level, Augustus Maasonus Aleser, who placed second in the advanced level of the competition, which was held on December 4, 2015.

Six-year-old Richel Laryea of the Ranson Education Centre won a trophy at the Kindergarten two level.

Briefing the media in Accra yesterday, Executive Officer of UCMAS Ghana Limited, Roger Ohemeng said the competition seeks to challenge the kids to think properly, among others.

Mr. Ohemeng indicated that the UCMAS programme “is a total brain development initiative which seeks to promote mental arithmetic in children between the ages of 4 and 14.

He lauded the achievement of Ghana’s representatives at last year’s competition.


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According to him, about 11,000 pupils from 22 countries globally participated in the competition in different categories.

In a short remark, headmistress of the Blessed School Complex, Rev. Vida Acquah described Elizabeth Amihere as a brilliant pupil who is morally upright.”

About UCMAS

The UCMAS international competition began in 1993 in Malaysia.

The competition was held outside Malaysia for the first time in 2015.

The UCMAS programme is currently being run in about 58 countries across the world, he said. UCMAS Ghana Limited, which is an educational group with branches throughout the country, holistically trains children to develop their talents.

BY Melvin Tarlue


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