As part of Anglogold Ashanti’s community investment program for the year, a quiz competition was organised for primary and junior high schools in Obuasi. Thirty six (36) schools participated in the quiz and twelve schools comprising of six primary schools and six junior high schools made it to the final.
“The wish for this initiative to become an annual programme is gradually becoming a reality since its inception in 2016”, Nana Ampofo Bekoe, the Sustainable Manager of Anglogold Ashanti said.
“Hopefully as the years go by, we would have achieved our overarching goal of creating a healthy competition and instilling confidence among the school’s pupils from the various communities”, he added.
The competition drew back the Mining giant by a whooping GHc40,8358 as against the GHc20,000 last year.
Nana Ponko Primary school and Complex Junior high school, for winning the competition, took home a GHc1500 cash prize, Crystal Plaque, 3in1 Photocopier machine, school bags, packed stationary case, reading books, mathematical sets, Hardcover Oxford Dictionary and 400 copies of exercise books for each school.
Kwabena Fori school and Obuasi Methodist school came second at the primary and junior high school divisions respectively and for their prize, they took away GHc900 cash prize, school bags, reading books, stationery, mathematical sets, 300 exercise books and a dictionary.
SDA and Kwabenakwa schools also came third in the primary and JHS divisions respectively and took home GHc600 cash prize, school bags, story books, mathematical sets, atlas, Oxford dictionaries and 200 exercise books each.
The Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Maxwel Amoako said he was happy at the performance of the students and he believes the sustenance of the competition relies on AGA’s commitment to the event and the assistance from the education directorate.
Other primary schools that made it to the final were Jimiso primary, Mampamhwe primary and ST. Joseph primary schools.
At the Junior high schools division, Bediem, Independence A and Kwabrafoso junior high schools were also represented.