The St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast has been crowned the winners of the 2014 maiden edition of the Unicbet National Business Quiz.
The competition, organised by the Unicbet Limited with support from the Ghana Association of Business Education Teachers (GABET), was to enable Business students in the Central Region to compete on a common platform.
The quiz was also to enable the Business teachers and students to interact, boost confidence, as well as see the weaknesses of their students so as to help them to improve upon their performance.
The quiz featured schools such as Adisadel College, the Swedru Senior High School, the Swedru School of Business, the Methodist Senior High School, the University Practice Senior High School, Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School and the Oguaa Senior High Technical School.
The rest are: the Sammo Senior High School, the Jukwa Senior High School, the Edinaman Senior High School, Aburaman Senior High School, the Ekumfi T. I. Ahmaddiya Senior High School and the Ghana National College.
St Augustine’s College qualified from Group Four together with the Edinaman SHS after beating the Ghana National College and the Ekumfi T. I. Ahmaddiya Senior High School respectively.
Having successfully overcome a tough opposition from Adisadel College, in the semi final, St Augustine’s College demonstrated a high level of academic prowess against their counterparts from the Methodist Senior High School in Saltpond.
The contestants from the Methodist Senior High School, Master Solomon Idan, King David Okyebi-Andam and Ms E. Madona Amenlemah gave their St. Augustine’s counterparts; Emmanuel Diawno Effah, Herman Duse and Kingsley Adu Otchere, a tough time as they nearly snatched the envious first position from them.
However, having secured some significant points difference in the first four rounds of the competition, the St. Augustine’s College eventually crushed the Saltpond-based school with a three points difference; 56 as against 53 points.
The Adisadel College also beat the host school, Aggrey Memorial Zion College, with 56 to 48 points to place third and fourth respectively in the competition.
The President of the Unicbet Limited, Mr Trawule Alhassan Yusif, said although the event was the first of its kind, the level of participation and patronage was encouraging.
“We will organise it each year to help business students realise their dreams”, he said.
Mr Alhassan expressed satisfaction at the performance of the students and said the quiz would soon be extended to other regions to give it a national identity.
He commended the participating schools, teachers and students and sponsors for their contributions.