8 Students excel at UCMAS National Competition

BY: Delali Sika Welberton
Mrs Emenefa Acheampong, Principal of RisingSun Montessori School
Mrs Emenefa Acheampong, Principal of RisingSun Montessori School

Eight students of the RisingSun Montessori School at Bortianor have excelled at the grand finale of this year’s UCMAS (Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System) national competition.

Held at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region, each of the eight students took home a trophy.

Competing in their respective grades, seven out of the eight students came second while one emerged first.

The school beat about 150 schools to chalk up this feat as the only school with the eight trophies in the competition.

Competing students

The students who picked the second prizes in the various programmes participated in were Kendra Maafia Q. Hinson (Grade Four), Kwabena A. Adom Acquah (Grade Six), Papa Kwesi T. Sam, Emmanuella Dede Ujam, Maame Korang Ansah Obuobi and Princess Pearl Armah (all Grade Five students), Nana Ofori B. Simpeh (Grade Six) and Amarisa Akosua O. Odei (Grade Five), who picked the overall best at her level.

Additionally, two students of the school - Kendra Maafia Q. Hinson and Maame Akua Boadiwaa Afram - will also represent the region in another UCMAS television show competition in September 2022.


The Principal of RisingSun Montessori, Emenefa Acheampong, speaking to the Daily Graphic, expressed excitement over the feat chalked.

“We are elated to have won eight trophies in this competition.

Our students made us very proud and have clearly proven that the RisingSun Montessori School’s academic standards are unmatched,” she said.

Success Story

The Business Development Director of Maurya Education Africa, a member of the UCMAS management, Roger Ohemeng, intimated that one school winning eight trophies in a competition was rare, “but RisingSun did it”.

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