Obuasi Presby Primary school and Complex JHS have emerged champions in the primary and JHS divisions respectively, in an Inter Basic schools quiz competition organised by Anglogold Ashanti Community Trust Fund. Presby primary school beat the likes of St. Joseph Primary school, Len Clay Primary School, Anyinam Methodist, St. Cyril Methodists and Bedieso Primary school to attain the ultimate prize. Complex JHS also shrug off stiff competition from Boete JHS B, St. Joseph JHS, Bediem Experimental, Pomposo JHS and SDA JHS to grab the top spot.
Thirty-six primary schools and thirty-six junior high schools participated in the preliminary stage of the competition, six schools competing against each other in each circuit. The six schools which topped the six educational circuits in Obuasi faced each other in the grand finale at the AGA Club house, Obuasi Wawasi.
Speaking before the start of the competition, Mr. Kelepile Dintwe , Vice President – Sustainability stated that though the Company is still not in production, they are committed to providing better services and development in their operational communities. He added that the company had invested US$5,000 (GHc20,000) in the organising of the quiz competition.
Anthony Maxwell Amoako, the new Municipal Director of Education, lauded AGA for helping to improve the standard and quality of Education in the Municipality.
“I now know why Obuasi has been topping in the National rating of the BECE. Competitions of this nature adequately prepare pupils for any questions they would meet in their external examination. AGA has done well and may this continue”, he said.
In the primary division, St. Cyril Primary topped the first round of the competition but lost that spot to Presby school who garnered a massive 19 points in the second round though they also surrendered that spot to an impressive St. Joseph Primary school ‘A’ in the third round.
|St. Joseph ‘A’||8||9||16||10||43||3rd|
|Anyinam Meth. ‘A’||13||4||9||6||32||5th|
Obuasi JHS Complex also put up an impressive display to amass a total of 53 points, 9 points more than the second placed school, Boete JHS ‘B’.
All participating students and schools were given school bags, books, pens and pencils. The winers received award plagues and dictionaries in addition to their books, school bags, pens and pencils. All the 36 contestants in both the primary and JHS divisions received certificates of participation jointly signed by Anglogold Ashanti and the Municipal Director of Education.
The program was fully funded and sponsored by AGA Obuasi Mine as part of their community investment and socio-economic development drive for the 2016 limited operating period.