The Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) of University of Cape Coast in collaboration with Ghana Association of University women (GAUW) has organized an all-female inter-schools Maths and Science Quiz.
The quiz was organized at the University of Cape Coast yesterday for four junior high schools. The participating schools include Kwawprow, Imam Khomeini, St Anthony Anglican and Amamoma Presby Junior High Schools all within the Cape Coast metropolis.
A cross section of the students at the auditorium
Amamoma Presby Junior High School emerged winners of the competition with 29 points while Kwawprow Junior High placed second with 28 points. Imam Khomeini Junior High school secured 26 points and St Anthony Junior High school managed to score 23 points. Each of the participants representing the four schools received a text book and a dictionary. Certificates of participation were also awarded to all four schools.
Certificates of participation awarded to some of the students
The Director of CEGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo said the quiz was organized as part of a leadership workshop arranged for girls in Junior high schools. She said the competition was to motivate girls to take their studies seriously and also urge them develop interest in Science and Maths.
The Director of CEGRAD, Dr. Genevieve Adukpo
She commended all the participating schools for demonstrating academic excellence during the competition. Dr Adukpo indicated the quiz will be organized periodically to motivate the pupils to learn hard. She advised the pupils not to take Science and Maths for granted but rather practice it all the time since they form part of everyday life.
By: Claudia Mensah/ATL FM News