The ten Junior High School (JHS) students who made it to the finals of Citi FM’s Literacy Challenge, have been named, to participate in the final contest, that will see the overall winner take home an amount of GHc10,000 among other prizes.
The announcement was made on the Citi Breakfast Show today [Monday].
[contextly_sidebar id=”ll4OJhaPEkIkKbqroiUL7BoAeGkmAsvN”]Out of the 10 contestants, eight are from schools in the Greater Accra Region, whereas the other two are from schools in Brong Ahafo and Upper West Regions respectively.
The ten are those who scored highest in Level II [an aptitude test] of the competition, which was organized on Saturday [October 21] at the British Council in Accra.
The contestants, who made it to Level II, were among 50 students from various schools across the country, who wrote the aptitude test on Saturday.
Prior to the aptitude test, all 50 students received 500 cedis each, a certificate, and a medal for making it to level II of the contest.
Level III, which is the final round, will be a quiz competition which will be broadcast live on television.
The final event, scheduled for October 28, 2017, will take place at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa in Accra.
The 10 contestants will be camped at the plush hotel for two days, where they will be treated to a lot of fun activities in preparation for the finals.
The Literacy Challenge was launched on July 19, 2017, for JHS students in Ghana to write and suggest to the president how to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
After the entries were submitted, external examiners marked the scripts and selected the top 50 who went to the British Council to write the aptitude test.
The Literacy Challenge is sponsored by BIC Pen, Milky Magic Biscuit, Cowbell and Slydepay.
Below is the list of the Top 10 contestants:
1. Krystyn Naa Adoley Bruce, Christ the King Int. School, Greater Accra
2. Lloyd Akresi, Acropolis Maranatha Academy, Greater Accra
3. Nyameye A.A. Obeng-Akuamoah, Kay-Billie-Klaer Int. School, Greater Accra
4. Maame Safoa Quashie, Yahweh Int. School, Greater Accra
5. Nicole Chinery, Sap’s School, Greater Accra
6. Hawa Haruna Attah, Unique Child School, Greater Accra
7. Patience Thompson, Unique Child School, Greater Accra
8. Manasseh Sampana Nam-Mahime, Ringway Estate Basic School, Greater Accra
9. Aaron Armah Ashitey, Sap’s School,Greater Accra
10. Konlan Isaac, Don-Ibu Int. School, Wa, Upper West Region-
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana