The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Preparatory School on Friday won the maiden Smart Governor’s Quiz Competition for basic schools in the Okaikoi South Sub-metro in Accra organised by the Accra Metro of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
The Kaneshie “2” Methodist School came second with the St Joseph Anglican Preparatory School taking the third place and the St Nicholas Preparatory School coming fourth.
The SDA Preparatory School took home a television set, a trophy, a plaque, medal and a certificate while the Kaneshie “2” Methodist School took home a standing fan, a plaque, a medal and a certificate.
The third and fourth placed schools both got plaques, medals and certificates. All participating schools also got books, dictionaries, and the 1992 Constitution while teachers who trained the contestants received notepads, the 1992 Constitution and other stationeries.
The competition which covered four rounds was centred on the 1992 Constitution, the Standing Orders of Parliament and the Local Government Act.
It was sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance, The Group Gabrah, Brand Doctor Gh, SLAMM Technologies, Ice Joy, EPP Books and Zesusa Catering Services.
Director, Accra Metro, NCCE, Stanley A. Quaynor said the NCCE was focused on educating school pupils to broaden their knowledge and understanding on the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Standing Orders of Parliament and the Local Government Act, Act 953.
“Through this programme, we envisage that the 30 year old democracy of Ghana will continue to flourish through civic education to ensure the promotion of good governance and good citizenship,” he added.
Mr Quaynor commended the management of the schools for preparing the contestants and applauded the contestants for burning the midnight candle to study the quiz competition materials.
He congratulated the winners and urged all pupils to take their studies seriously and not relent after the competition to achieve their dreams in life.
Mr Quaynor used the opportunity to thank the sponsors for their support, adding that, “without them, this beautiful ceremony would not have been made possible.”
Mrs Gloria Amarkie Kudo, Deputy Regional Director, NCCE reiterated that the competition was to enhance education on the tenets of the constitution as well as equip the pupils for future governance.
She said it was also to inculcate discipline in all facets to ensure that the future leaders were well groomed for the task ahead of them.
Mrs Kudo also congratulated the winners and all the schools which participated and urged both management and parents to see to it that the pupils studied effectively and efficiently to become better people in society.
BY ABIGAIL ARTHUR