The maiden edition of the annual Independence Day Nzemaland Quiz Competition came to a successful climax with Morning Star Preparatory and JHS at Axim in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region emerging as the champions.
The Champions, Morning Star Preparatory and JHS topped the competition with 53 points after three rounds of questions. Ayinasi Anglican Junior High School in the Ellembele District came second after pulling 34 points.
Mayflower JHS also from Ellembele District placed third with 31 points whiles St Augustinous, Axim in the Nzema East Municipality placed 4th with 29 points as well as the fifth and sixth positions went to Christ The King JHS, Half Assini and Allenganzule D/A JHS, in Tikobo 1 respectively, all in the Jomoro District.
The champions made away with a trophy, certificates of honour, certificate of participation for contestants, text books for the school’s library, and plagues whiles the remaining schools also took away text books, certificates and plagues.
The Assistant Director of Education of the Jomoro District, Mrs. Agnes Arthur in her speech commended the organizers and sponsors for organizing the maiden Independence Quiz for the three Districts and called on students to take their studies seriously as well as refrain from all forms of social vices that would be a hindrance to them
in achieving their full potential and future goals.
The President of SAIGHA FOUNDATION, the headline sponsor of the event, Mr. David Cobbinah Brigidi in a message read on his behalf, congratulated all the participants for contesting in the event.
He added that his outfit over the past years has supported all manner of individuals in the society especially sponsoring all the 2013/2014 BECE candidates’ registration fees in the Jomoro District.
Mr. Brigidi further expressed his foundation’s commitment to support the education sector especially brilliant but needy students to achieve their goals and called on all stakeholders in the society especially parents to invest in their wards’ education to enable them become useful citizens.
On his part, the chairman for the occasion Mr. Kodwo Edjah advised the students to devote their time to read widely to enable them acquire more knowledge especially with the history of Ghana and desist from wasting their time on watching football matches and movies.
Mr. Edjah who doubles as the headmaster of Half Assini Senior High School called on the various agencies responsible for the sector to support education in the area.
The CEO of Nzema Events Management, organizers of the event, Mr. Vincent Gyande Kangah encouraged the students to have a Positive Mental Attitude towards their education and life in general by letting God be their guide, coupled with hard work and determination.
He assured that his company will not relent on its continuous support for education in the region, and the organization of the annual Osagyefo Cup for the Second cycle institutions which has been taken place for the past six in the Western region.
Mr. Gyande Kangah further hinted of an Nzema Marathon competition on July 1 and a workers’ day health walk on May Day which is aimed at promoting good health and athletics in the area.
Mr. William George Somiah, an aide to the Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency indicated that the MP is committed to the basic welfare of all and will continue to support events aimed at promoting education in his area.
The event was also supported by the offices Members of Parliament for Ellembele and Jomoro Constituencies.