GA WEST MUNICIPALITY: NCCE Organises Quiz For Schools (VIDEOS/PICS)
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organized a quiz for some schools in Ga West Municipality in Greater Accra Region.
According to the NCCE, the rationale behind the quiz was to upgrade the knowledge of the students on the Constitution, Local Government Act, Parliamentary Order Act.
In an exclusive interview with Thinknewsonline.com, Director of NCCE at the Ga West Municipal Assembly, Andrews Ofori Larbi said "With this particular competition, I may say, it's the Zonal because those that qualified, i.e 1st and 2nd will take part in the regional event which is scheduled for November this year"
"We held a zonal competition and those who qualified were brought here. The school are many and we could not just handpick but rather come up with a quiz to select the best
Mr. Larbi told Thinknewsonline.com that one of the schools which made it to the top 4 could not attend due to the demise of one of its teachers.
He, however, shared his condolence to the Management, Teaching Body, and Students of Firm Foundation Academy for their loss.
Sharing his thoughts on the performance of the students, he said "We need to upgrade our skills a little bit because some had the idea but it was quite ok. From the look of things, We have to upgrade the level a little especially with the name of the Speaker of Parliament, the Deputies among others. We saw that there is a need for us to step up the education at that level as well"
Mr. Larbi, however, lauded the participants for being abreast with the constitution and local government act.
"When it comes to names of our leaders that is where some of them were baffling with it so we need to step up our game as NCCE to let it go down well so at least they also know the leaders because you are a citizen of Ghana and when they ask you of your Speaker of Parliament and you say you don't know, it is a little bit not proper for me so. We have to ensure that they know the name of their leaders"
He advised the teachers to put their hands on deck and enlighten the study of Social Studies in their various schools.
He was confident that the winners will make the Ga West Municipality proud in the yet to be held Regional competition
At the end of the competition, Valued Seed School emerged as the winner after they scored 48 points.
St. Stephens Academy came second with a score of 45.
While Amasaman M/A School took the third position with a score of 41.3.
The quiz was sponsored by Cowbell and NCCE.
Watch the videos and pictures below:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith