The Schools Outreach Ministry (SOM) of the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Kaneshie has organised its maiden edition of an inter-school quiz for public basic schools in Kaneshie and its environs.
A total of seven out of the 10 schools that the PIWC-KN SOM visits every Wednesday to fellowship with students participated in the competition which was held on September 30, 2022.
The schools were Saleria 1 Basic School, New Abossey Okai Basic School, Mataheko 1 Basic School, Kaneshie West 1 Basic School, Odorkor 7 Basic School, Bubuashie Basic School, and Darkuman 1 Basic School.
It was a five-round competition that covered areas of Science, Mathematics, English Language, General Knowledge, and Bible Knowledge, with the quiz master being Elder Chris Boye-Doe, a teacher by profession.
After the fifth round, Darkuman 1 Basic School emerged winner with 35 points, followed by Kaneshie West 1 Basic School with 29 points, while New Abossey Okai Basic School came third with 27 points. A certificate of participation was given to each of the students that represented their respective schools.
Darkman 1 Basic School which emerged winners received a trophy, an i5 Dell Phantom computer, an all-in-one HP printer, and a cash prize of GHS 500.00. The first runners-up, Kaneshie West 1 Basic school, received an i3 Dell OptiPlex computer and a cash prize of GHS 300.00, while the second runners-up, New Abossey Okai Basic school received an i3 Dell OptiPlex computer.
This trophy will be kept by the winning school for a year and can only be retained if they win the competition three consecutive times.
In attendance were the Resident Minister of PIWC Kaneshie, Pastor Emmanuel Yirebi; the Deputy Women’s Director of The Church of Pentecost, Deaconess Vivian Amfo; PIWC Schools Outreach Ministry Leader, Elder George Boateng; the District Secretary, Elder Daniel Mantey, and the Presiding Elder, Elder Kwaku Asare.
The Municipal Director of Education for Ablekuma North, Mr Emmanuel Kungyi and other officials, and the Circuit Supervisor for the area, Madam Miriam, graced the event.
Pastor Yirebi commended the media team and the Teen Youth for their support in the organisation of the programme.
Teachers of the participating schools were very impressed with the holistic approach that the church has taken towards the students and encouraged more of such ministry endeavours.
Funding for the competition was supported by some individual members of the church and the Schools Outreach Ministry Team.
The maiden edition of the inter-schools quiz was an add-on to the usual Time with Examiners programme where the church prays for students and invites examiners to teach candidates how to answer examination questions.
Report by Rebecca Botch (PIWC Kaneshie Publications Team)