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University Primary School wins maiden Independence Day quiz

BY: By Eugenia Adjie-Mensah
The winners of the quiz

It was a memorable day for students of the University Primary Basic School, Cape Coast, when it was announced that they had won the maiden edition of the Junior Graphic Independence Day Quiz in Cape Coast in the Central Region.

The contestants and their supporters could not hide their joy and started jubilating amid singing and clapping of hands when the Quiz Mistress, Ms Gertrude Brown, declared them winners at the Mfantsipm Boys’ School Assembly Hall.

The quiz was organised among selected schools in Cape Coast to commemorate the 65th Independence Day celebrations which fell on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

The quiz was keenly contested and right from the beginning, it was obvious that the contest was going to be very competitive as representatives from the University Primary Basic School;  Victor Kin Anyanful Jnr. and  Akua Kwartemaa did not have it easy to finally win with 67 points at the end of it all.

The St Augustine’s Practice Junior High School (JHS), represented by Claire Tetteh and Priscilla Attom took the second place with 66 points, while contestants of the Sir Peter Holdbrooksmith Memorial School’s Nana Kow Dadzie and David Wanye were third with 57 points.

The Bakatsir Methodist Basic School, which was represented by Beatrice Forson and Mistery A. O. Mensah, placed fourth with 35 points.

For their prizes, winners of the first position received a cash prize of GH¢250 each and souvenirs from sponsors. The second place winners had GH¢200 each and souvenirs from sponsors.

The third prize winners took home GH¢150 each and souvenirs from sponsors, while the those who placed fourth took home GH¢100 each and souvenirs from the sponsors.

The contestants thanked the Junior Graphic for the opportunity to be take part of the maiden edition of the Junior Graphic Independence Quiz and its prizes.

The Quiz Mistress, an English teacher at the Mfantspim Boys’ School congratulated the contestants on their courage during the contest.

The Editor of the Junior Graphic, Ms Kate Baaba Hudson, commended the contestants and asked schoolchildren to always learn to make their parents and teachers proud.

She said they should always avail themselves of contests such as the quiz to learn, as well as win interesting prizes.

Ms Hudson pointed out that the Junior Graphic newspaper was for children so they should try and write letters to the editor,

Auntie Betty, as well as look for photos in the Daily Graphic to draw for the “I saw it in the Daily Graphic column’’ of the paper for publication.

The editor reminded the schoolchildren to participate in the Junior Graphic National Essay Competition since the questions had been published in the Junior Graphic with coupons attached and they have two months to send in their entries.

“Always remember to fill, cut and attach the original coupon to your essay before you mail it. Entries with photocopied coupons will be disqualified ,” she explained.

The quiz was sponsored by BiC, Beta Malt and McVities.