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University Basic School wins Junior Graphic quiz

BY: Edith Mensah
Kate Baaba Hudson (middle), Editor of the Junior Graphic; and Hannah  Amoah (6th from right), Assistant Editor of the newspaper, and Mrs Gertrude Opoku Fofie (5th from right), the quiz mistress, with the contestants and other officials
Kate Baaba Hudson (middle), Editor of the Junior Graphic; and Hannah Amoah (6th from right), Assistant Editor of the newspaper, and Mrs Gertrude Opoku Fofie (5th from right), the quiz mistress, with the contestants and other officials

The University Basic School won the Junior Graphic Independence Day Quiz held at the Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast.

Four schools, including St Augustine's Basic School, Sir Peter Holdbrook-Smith Memorial School and the Bakatsir Methodist Basic School, competed in the event.

Questions for the quiz were drawn from Ghana's historical archives.

The University Basic School claimed first place with 67 points, while St Augustine's Basic School came second with 66 points.

With 57 points, Sir Peter Holdbrook-Smith Memorial School finished in third place, while Bakatsir Methodist Basic School came fourth with 35 points.

Winners

The winning school received a cash prize of GH¢500 and souvenirs.

The second and third-placed schools received GH¢400 and GH¢300 cash, respectively, along with souvenirs, while the fourth-placed school received GH¢200 cash and souvenirs.

The Editor of the Junior Graphic, Kate Baaba Hudson, stated that the programme's goal was to inspire students to learn about the country's rich history while also assisting in the improvement of educational standards.

"The competition, which is meant for junior high school students, will provide them with an opportunity to hone their competitive spirit," she said.

She urged the students to establish a habit of reading and avoid surfing the Internet needlessly in order to perfect their talents and prepare them to face any challenge they encountered.

"Try and read every good literature you come across. Don't spend too much time browsing the Internet and on things that will not help your life," she said.

Excitement

The winners thanked the programme's organisers for allowing them to learn more about the country's rich heritage.

One of the winning school's contestant, Akua Kwartemaa, said: "We hope that similar opportunities to learn new things and gain awards will be always provided for us".

The Quiz Mistress, Mrs Gertrude Opoku Fofie, congratulated the contestants and urged the organisers to expand the competition to allow more schools to compete in the subsequent ones.