Ghana National Basic Inclusive School emerged the overall best winners with 96 points in a special reading competition, organised by the Ghana Blind Union (GBU), in collaboration with the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for people with visual impairment in basic schools.
The runners up, Mensah Sarbah B’ Junior High School scored 93 points.
Eleven contestants, drawn from two schools, participated, and prizes ranging from story books, exercise books and plaques, were presented to them.
The programme, launched in 2012, with sponsorship from the International Council for Education, is designed to enhance the reading skills of visually-impaired students in basic schools.
Addressing the participants, Madam Elizabeth Agbettor, Programme Manageress of GBU, said “without literacy, education would be difficult”, and urged the participants to take the programme seriously.
She said “children, of these days cannot read, and this has affected their academic performance,” and hoped the programme would help improve the reading skills of the children.
Ms. Florence Inkoom, Cape Coast metro director of education, commended the participants, and asked them to take their education seriously.
She was hopeful that the participants would win more laurels for the Cape Coast Metropolis in future competitions.