Albert Futukpor, GNA
Tamale, Feb. 29, GNA
– An inter-school quiz competition has been held for six Junior High Schools
(JHS) in the Northern Region as part of efforts to encourage learning amongst
which focused on subjects such as English Language, Mathematics, Integrated
Science, sanitation, child rights and current affairs, was also to engender
healthy competition amongst pupils to exhibit their intellectual prowess as
well as build their confidence to be assertive to get what they deserved in
schools included Katariga JHS, Garizegu JHS, Zagyuri JHS, Nangbagu JHS, and
Gbanyammi JHS in the Sagnarigu Municipality and Bognaayili JHS in the Kumbungu
District, and they were each represented by three pupils.
After five rounds of
the competition, Katariga JHS emerged winners with 74 points, followed by
Garizegu JHS with 73 points, Zagyuri JHS came third with 67 points whilst
Nangbagu JHS, Gbanyammi and Bognaayili JHS secured 48, 44 and 27 points in that
Each of the pupils,
who represented the participating schools, took home a school bag, a
mathematical set, up to 10 exercise books, and pens, whilst Katariga JHS also
received 15 textbooks (five each in English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science) Garizegu JHS received 12 textbooks (four each in the three
subjects) and Zagyuri JHS took nine textbooks (three each in the three
The competition was
organised by Markaz Al Bishara, a non-governmental organization, with financial
support from the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), an international
Gyan-Bassaw, Partner Programme Manager of Markaz Al Bishara, advised the pupils
not to see the JHS as their last stop in education, and encouraged them to set
high goals and work at attaining them to become responsible citizens.
Mr Fatawu Imoru,
Social Welfare Officer at Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly commended the pupils for
displaying high level of knowledge to answer the questions advising the schools
to institutionalize such quiz competitions to encourage pupils to always learn.
Mr Mohammed Fuseini,
Public Relations and Budget Officer at the Sagnarigu Municipal Education Office
commended Markaz Al Bishara and CCFC for the initiative, and said it
complemented government’s efforts to improve education outcomes in the country.
pupils and their teachers were happy at the opportunity, saying, it would help
to improve performance in their schools.
Markaz Al Bishara
has been working in parts of the Northern Region for about 30 years and
focusing on early childhood development, quality education and supporting the
Ghana Education Service to improve on supervision at schools.
Markaz Al Bishara also works in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene,
strengthening country institutions, child protection and gender equality, and
its interventions currently cover 13 communities in the Sagnarigu and Gushegu