11 Students show class in UCMAS contest

BY: Yaa Ntiriwaa Adjei.
The graduands together with the dignitaries

Eleven pupils and students have emerged winners of this year’s Universal Concept for Arithmetic Systems (UCMAS) annual competition held in Accra.

The students, who represented their schools and centres, emerged tops out of the 300 students who took part in the contest.


The winners are Manasseh Dag Mills-Odoi, Startrite Montessori Centre; Wilford Deho, Kasoa Centre; Lois Afia Agbemavi, Sound Rock Foundation School; Joel Ofori, Alpha Beta School; Isaac Kwasi Yeboah, God’s Grace International School and Ann-Winifred Obrey, Tema T. Centre.

The others are Calvet Addy, Solomons School; Dennis Boakye-Yiadom, Perpetual Help School; Baaba Amoaba Morrison, God’s Grace International School; Graceline Tabi, Achimota Centre and Aileen Okine, Crown Prince Academy.

Sixteen other students who were taken through the 10 levels of the UCMAS programme under a period of four years have also graduated.

The Chief Executive Officer of UCMAS Ghana Limited, Mr Roger Ohemeng, said the competition was a brain development programme for children between five and 14 years.

He said with the help of the abacus tool, the children are able to calculate numbers very fast and correctly and also activate their brain cells.

In a speech read on her behalf, the Accra Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs Angela Tena Mensah, urged the children to challenge themselves in order to achieve even more at all times.