St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School wins 2023 W/R Indep. Day Inter-District

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School wins 2023 W/R Indep. Day Inter-District

• St Anthony of Padua Catholic School team receiving their award from Nana Akwasi Sompreh II (2nd from right), Divisional Chief of Bogoso

 The St Anthony of Padua Catholic Basic School in the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly (EKMA) of the Western Region has won the annual eighth edition of the Western Region Indepen­dence Day Inter-District JHS Quiz Competition, which was held last Thursday at Bogoso, capital of the Prestea Huni Valley Municipality, to com­memorate the region’s 66th Independence Day Celebra­tion.

The competition, which featured fourteen (14) basic schools representing their re­spective Metropolitan, Munic­ipal, and District Assemblies, saw Tarkwa Goldfields Inter­national School come second with 39 points, followed by Peace International School from Half Assini in the Jomoro Municipal, in third place with 38 points, and Aboadzie VRA International School from the Shama District, which came in fourth with 36 points.

The Christ Leading School from the Ellembelle District finished fifth with 36 points, while the host school Nana Amoako Basic School from the Prestea Huni Valley Municipal finished sixth with 28 points and St Augustinus School from Axim in the Nzema East Mu­nicipal finished seventh with 21 points.

The 2023 champions, St An­thony Padua Catholic School representing EKMA, received two brand new Lenovo lap­tops, one for the GES direc­torate and the other for the GES basic school coordinator’s office, a trophy, tablets for the tree contestants, text books, plaques, gold medals, and certificates, and the first runner up, Tarkwa Goldfields International School, received two brand new Lenovo lap­tops, one for the school and the other for the GES basic school coordinator’s office.

Peace International School, representing the Jomoro Municipality, received two Lenovo laptops, one for the school and one for the GES office to be used by the basic school coordinator, bronze medals, text books, tablets for the contestants, plaques, and certificates, with the fourth to fourteenth positions all receiving text books, plaques, and certifi­cates.

The Special Guest of Honour, the Acting Deputy Di­rector-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr. Stephen Kwaku Owusu whose speech was read on his behalf, commended Nananom of the Western Region for promoting such a commend­able initiative and urged the service’s continued partner­ship.

He advocated for more inclusive participation in the planning and organisation of future quiz events.

HRM Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II, Paramount Chief of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area and Patron of the Planning and Organising Committee, lauded and thanked this year’s quiz competition spon­sors, Goldfields Ghana ltd as headline sponsors, Ghana Gas Company ltd, Takora­di International Company (TICO-TAQA), Adamus Mining Resources, AEL Mining, En­gineers and Planners, West­field, Samarthex Timber and Plywood Company Ltd for as­sisting the region’s traditional leadership in heralding such an innovative programme primarily to promote educa­tion and healthy competition among the region’s fourteen Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) through a quiz competition that has become an annual festival on the GES calendar.

By Spectator Reporter

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