Four schools have qualified for the grand finale of this year’s Foundation for Generational Thinkers (FOGET) / Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) Inter-school Quiz and Challenge Competition.
This was after they eliminated four other schools in the semi-finals to make it to the final.
The four schools which would meet in the final are Sowah Boye Memorial School, New Generation School, Johans Academy and St Charles School.
Johans Academy and St Charles School were the first two schools to qualify after shrugging off challenges from Zion Academy and Visionport International School, while Sowah Boye Memorial School and New Generation School accounted for God’s Gift International School and Josephus Memorial School in the second semi-final.
By their qualifications, Sowah Boye Memorial School, New Generation School, Johans Academy and St Charles School will take part in the challenge contest which will see them undertaking a project that will proffer a solution to the country’s sanitation problem.
They will go on field trips to gather information on how the sanitation situation can be addressed. It is during this event that the eventual winner of this year’s contest will be announced.
After the semi-final contests, the President of the FOGET, Mr Prosper Afetsi, expressed his delight at the performance of the schools, saying that he was impressed with the depth of knowledge exhibited by the contestants.
“We started slowly but the quarter- final stage gathered some momentum,” he said, adding that knowledge by the students on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was awesome.
The challenge, he said, was to see how the contestants would apply the knowledge they had acquired in the classrooms in solving real life problems in their communities.
Each of the four finalists was presented with a laptop and a pen drive for their project.