4 Schools qualify for Ayawaso Basic Scholastica Quiz Competition

BY: Seth J. Bokpe

Four Schools have qualified for the finals of the Ayawaso Basic Scholastica Quiz Competition.

De Youngsters International School, St Kizito R/C School, Golden Mission and Ring Road East Basic School will slug it out in the finals tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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When the four finalists are called to the academic table tomorrow, It will be a contest of fair representation between two public schools—St Kizito and Ring Road East and two private school—De Youngsters and Golden Mission.

Organised by the Zongo Inspiration Team (ZIT), a non-governmental organisation, the competition is also to whip up healthy academic rivalry among basic schools in the Ayawaso municipalities at a time they were taking  low positions on the BECE league table in the Accra Metropolis.

Sixteen schools from three constituencies—Ayawaso East, Ayawaso North and Ayawaso Central constituencies started the Quiz on November 5.


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They are Nima Presbyterian School, Kotobabi ‘7’ Junior High School (JHS), St Kizito R/C School, De Youngsters School, Nima ‘2’ JHS, Patience Preparatory School, Al Falah Islamic School and Nima ‘1’ JHS.

The others are Adab Islamic School, Ring Road East JHS, Al Banat School, Al Waleed Islamic School, Golden Mission School, Henrietta Preparatory School and Accra New Town ‘1’ Experimental School.

Nima ‘2’ JHS won last year’s competition dismissing stiff competition from Ring Road East JHS.

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Speaking to Graphic Online, the President of ZIT, Mr Rabiu Maude, said the quiz was the NGO’s intervention to help improve results of the schools, the contesting and non-contesting students to push for academic excellence.

Expressed satisfaction with the interest and enthusiasm among the participating schools.

“Winning participants also get to go home with packages such as stationery that will be useful to them during the B.E.C.E and also when they enter SHS...There are computers to be won to aid their studies.

“Lastly....it serves as a confidence booster...and the experience is imprinted in the memory of the child...this has a positive net effect to inspire greatness and achievement,” he added.

As part of the initiative, an observation report from the competition will be submitted to the schools and the Ayawaso circuit of the Ghana Education Service detailing the Strengths and weaknesses of the students to help them as they prepare for the BECE