News: Happy Kids School organises reading contest

BY: By Selina Osei


Happy Kids School at Kwashieman, Accra has organised a literacy challenge to promote reading among schoolchildren.

At the end of the competition, Stephen Cudjoe emerged winner of the junior high school level, Peggy Obiri Yeboah won for the upper basic team, while Annie-Lois Ackah Cobinah was the winner for the lower basic team.

The winners received books and medals. All the participants were also presented with certificates.

Eighty schoolchildren, who took part in the challenge, dubbed: Happy Kids Schools literacy challenge 2022, went through a series of rigours tests.

The challenge was in three stages and every student was given the chance to write an essay at the first level.

At the second stage, students answered questions on general knowledge while they wrote an aptitude test and answered mystery questions in the third stage.

Thirty participants from the various levels competed, at the final stage.

The head of sales and marketing at the Akosombo Industrial Company Limited, Mrs Petra Aba Asamoah, who is the author of the book Jungle Dance advised the children to perceive reading as a form of entertainment and not as work.

“That is the only way you can cultivate the habit of reading”, she added.

Mrs Asamoah advised parents to create a reward system to whip up children interest in reading.

“We can celebrate, cheer or clap to encourage them,” she said.

Parents and guests who were present at the programme donated books to the schools library to enable the children to have a variety of books to read all the time.

The administrator of the school, Dr Nikita Dede Adjirakor, during the programme, launched her book titled “Dede dances at Our Day”.

The book teaches children how to build their confidence.


  • The winners of the contest. They are (from left), Annie-Lois Ackah Cobinah, Stephen Cudjoe and Peggy Obiri Yeboah.