Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA
Kumasi, Feb. 29. GNA
– Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School (SHS) at Saltpond in the Central region,
has been crowned the winner of this year’s Inter-Senior High School Debate.
This was after they
beat their opponent, Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS in Kumasi with 78 to 63 points,
at the grand finale of the competition, held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
The debate, which was
on the motion: “Technology makes humans physically and mentally dormant”, was
part of activities marking the 63rd Independence Day Anniversary
celebrations, which will be held in Kumasi on March 6th.
Senior High School, which was for the motion, was represented by Ida Blankson,
Nelly Deladem Ayitey, Winnifred Larbi Anim and Abigail Hededzi, whiles Yaa
Asantewaa Girls SHS, who spoke against, was represented by Emmanuella Acquah,
Adwoa Serwaa Amanfo, Chelsea Asamoah Frimpong and Christabel Avorga.
Madam Mary Owusu
Afriyie, Ashanti Regional Director of Education, speaking at the ceremony,
commended both schools for getting through to the finals and urged them to keep
up the determination, which had brought them that far.
She said debates
helped improved the public speaking skills and speech delivery of students
while helping them to organize their compositions very well.
She called on all
key stakeholders in education to help consolidate the gains made in education
and the various interventions going on to improve delivery in schools.
Mr. Simon Osei
Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, congratulated both schools for coming this
far in the competition and advised them to study hard to assume responsible
positions in the country in future.
Miss Ida Blankson,
Principal Speaker for Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS, attributed their success to
audibility and clarity in their presentations as well as guidance from their
received prizes and certificates.