Rashid Mbugri, GNA
Tamale, Sept. 22, GNA – The Blessed Hope
Education Complex Junior High School (JHS) has been crowned winners of the Zaa
Radio quiz and debate competition Season two (2) in Tamale.
The school, represented by Nashiru Abdul Latif
and Affram George Junior, scored 24 points in a four-round competition to beat
the Tamale SOS Village JHS who had 23 points, followed by Kanvili R/C JHS,
Fachi Little Flower JHS, the Little Way R/C JHS and Braifi International JHS
all in the northern region, representing the first, second, third, fourth,
fifth and sixth positions.
The competition, organized by Zaa Radio, a
Tamale based radio station was held under the theme: “Promoting Quality
Education In Northern Ghana; The Role of The Mass Media”.
It was sponsored by Miksi Choco, Habana
Medical Centre, Global Dreams Hotel, New Life Clinic, Ko Sung drinking Water
and other partners.
The competition was also attended by the Ghana
Education Service (GES), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT),
students and other stakeholders.
The first runner ups received a trophy, a big
size fridge, a clock, certificate of participation, a set of books, and some
package from Miksi Choco while the second runner up received a plasma TV, a
clock, a certificate of participation, a set of books and some packages from
The rest of the contestants received standing
fans, a sizable fridge, clocks, certificate of participation and other learning
Prof Seidu Alhassan, the Pro Vice Chancellor
of the University for Development Studies (UDS), advised students to take
advantage of the mass media to learn more in order to improve and enhance on
their skills and knowledge in school.
He said schools from the northern region has
never won in the National Science and Maths Quiz Competition before and
challenged the students to study hard so that they could win that trophy for
the first time and bring it to the north.
Prof Alhassan said the north was still lagging
behind in education and called on parents to send all their wards to school to
help prepare them to become important leaders in future.
Mr Salifu Adam, a representative from the
Regional Education Office, announced that some scientific equipment would be
given to all JHS in the region to help facilitate their studies in science.
He encouraged female students, especially
teenagers, to take advantage of the Girls Iron Folate Tablet Supplementation
(GIFTS) which was been distributed to various schools in the region to help
support and boost their health system and enhance learning.
Alhaji Alhassan Somoa Mahama, the Board
Chairman of Zaa Radio, urged the teachers to continue in the teaching and
mentoring of the children and assured that Zaa Radio shall continue to engage
them in programs like the quizzes and other competitions to help boost
education in the north.