Kpetoe District Organises ‘Young Scholar’ Competition web

Kpetoe District Organises ‘Young Scholar’ Competition

The Youth Ministry in the Kpetoe District in the Ho Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a ‘Young Scholar’ Competition. 

The grand finale of the maiden competition, held in collaboration with the Children’s Ministry, took place at the Central Assembly Auditorium on Sunday, June 11, 2023. 

The competition covered reading and comprehension as well as spelling. As part of the entry requirement, children from upper primary to JHS 2 submitted an essay titled “The Effects of Broken Homes on the Development of Children,” where eleven finalists were selected to partake in the finals.

In his opening remarks, the District Minister for Kpetoe, Overseer Eric Sitsofe Akude, the brainchild behind the novel competition, indicated that the event was the church’s way of whipping children’s interest in reading. 

According to him, pupils’ performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Agotime Ziope District has recently declined, especially in the English Language. 

He advised all the children present to take an interest in reading since it helps broaden their scope of knowledge. 

He concluded by announcing the church’s intention to open a library for schoolchildren in the community.

On his part, the Agotime Ziope District Director of Education, Mr David Besah, the Special Guest of honour, commended the district minister and The Church of Pentecost for organising the event. 

According to him, it is important that the church helps members to grow in other areas of their lives and not only dwell on their spiritual development. 

Mr Besah encouraged the pupils to learn hard to excel in school and make maximum impact in their spheres. 

Miss Phoebe Afeti won the fiercely contested competition for the senior category, while Master Edmund Kwawudade won the junior category.

The winners were presented with stationery and cash prizes. All the contestants were also presented with learning materials such as exercise books, notebooks, pens, pencils, and mathematics sets.

Report by Overseer Eric Sitsofe Akude

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