Ashanti Regional National Insurance Quiz Competition launched
This year’s edition of the Ashanti Regional National Insurance Quiz Competition for Senior High and Technical Schools (SHTS) has been launched.
The programme involving 12 Senior High and Technical Schools is meant to create awareness on insurance among the students at the tender age, and also help them to appreciate the importance of insurance.
It is under the National Insurance Quiz initiated by the National Insurance Commission (NIC) in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2020.
The participating schools are St. Louis SHS, YaaAsantewaa Girls, Osei, Kyeretwie SHS and Islamic SHS.
The rest are KNUST SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS, T.I AMASS, Uthmaniya SHS, Pentecost SHS and Kumasi High School.
At the launch here in Kumasi, the Commissioner of Insurance, Professor Justice Ofori, stressed the need for insurance education among students, saying it was the surest way to ensure that people are willing to purchase insurance.
It was in that direction that the NIC partnered the GES to yearly organise the National Insurance Quiz for SHS across the country.
“It is important that students especially at the second cycle institutions imbibe the culture of insurance in them. The objective of the programme is to provide insurance education in a ‘catch-them-young approach. When people are educated on insurance in their formative years, they appreciate insurance better when they start working,” Prof. Ofori stated.
He said winners at the regional levels would have the opportunity to compete at the national level competition.
Prof.Ofori urged the insurance players in the Ashanti Region to exhibit professionalism in ensuring insurance reached out to every nook and cranny of the country.
He entreated players to desist from practices which would tarnish the image of the insurance industry.
He commended the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department for supporting the NIC in the discharge of their duties.
The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Dr William AppiahAmankrah, in remarks lauded the NIC for the initiative.
He said insurance was crucial as it helps to restore people to their previous situation in periods of disaster.
The Heads of participating schools lauded the NIC for the programme to educate students on the importance of insurance.
BY KINGSLEY ASARE