#TheLiteracyChallenge finals underway

#TheLiteracyChallenge finals underway

The grand finale of Citi FM’s Literacy Challenge is currently underway at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa in Accra, with the ten finalists battling it out for the ultimate price of 10,000 Ghana cedis.

The quiz mistress Yaba Haffar, is taking the ten finalists through a quiz competition.

The competition is in four sessions.

The round one will engage the ten finalists in a reasoning session, with a time of 45sec per question.

Round two will engage the students in a social studies session, where the finalists will be asked questions about Ghana.

Round three will engage the students in a literature session, which is 60 sec per question.

In round four, the finalists will be asked general questions, which will take a period of 9 minutes in total.

The ten finalists

Quashie Maame Safoa – Yahweh International school

Jason Gabriel Kumah –   SAPS School

Nyameye Obeng  Akuamoah –  Kay Billie-Klaer

Henry Kwesi Anumel – Silicon Valley International School

Christabel Ampadu –  Silicon Valley International School

Akiwumi Ayola Gladys –  Madonna School

Ayeyi Atta Kakra Anim-Addo –  Christ The King International School

Genevive Budu –  Lighthouse Christian Mission School

Ashitey Aaron Armah – SAPS School

Loretta Seyram Ahiable – Christ the King Int. School

About the Quiz Mistress

Yaba Haffar is an education consultant dedicated to promoting quality and equitable education to all children in Ghana.

She previously worked at Teach For Ghana as the Director for Public and Private Support, and at Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international women’s leadership organization founded by Hillary Clinton.

She has a master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College.

Yaba is also a proud alumna of North Ridge Lyceum, Faith Montessori School and Achimota School.

The finalists had been camping at the Hotel since Wednesday before today’s finals.  The camping session was to keep the students relaxed and adequately prepared for the final event.

The finalists made it through the first two stages of the competition, where they first wrote an essay with a number of people on a given topic.

This was followed by an aptitude test, quizzing them on general knowledge and current affairs.

About Literacy Challenge

The Literacy Challenge is aimed at recognizing and rewarding the efforts of the overall best JHS student in Ghana.

It also seeks to engage contestants in a three-month-long, fun-packed, and education-driven set of activities, which will propel young Ghanaians to develop literacy skills beyond just reading and writing.

The 2018 Literacy Challenge is sponsored by Databank’s Edifund and MoneyGram with support from CITI TV.

By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com/Ghana

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