Greater Accra and Brong Ahafo regions retained their titles as champions of this year’s National Youth Quiz in the Junior and Senior categories respectively at the grand finale of the competition held on Sunday, November 3, 2018.
The event, which was held under a lively atmosphere at the Russia Worship Centre auditorium, was streamed live via the official Facebook page of The Church of Pentecost (@thecophq) and the Youth Ministry Facebook page (@PentecostYouthMinistry), giving members as well as the general public the opportunity to follow proceedings across the globe.
In the keenly-contested Junior Category competition, Greater Accra, represented by Felix Bonsu and David Ntiri of the Ashaiman Area, once again emerged winners of the competition having triumphed in the Junior Category of the quiz competition the previous year.
Felix and David beat off stiff competition from their opponents to clinch the top prize for the second time in a row for the Greater Accra Region. Brong Ahafo region, on the other hand, placed second, whiles Western Region, Asokwa Sector and Kwadaso Sector followed in that order.
Ebenezer Adjei Kesse and Simon Kyeremeh of Dwomor District in the Techiman Area, who represented the Brong Ahafo Region in the Senior Category, also defended their title as winners of the competition with a convincing victory over their compatriots from the other regions and sectors.
The contestants of the Brong Ahafo region showed dexterity throughout the various stages of the competition until they were finally declared winners of the contest. The Northern Sector, Kwadaso Sector, Eastern Region and Asokwa Sector followed in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.
The annual quiz competition is organised by the Youth Directorate of The Church of Pentecost Headquarters to whip up interest in Bible Study and knowledge about The Church of Pentecost among youth members.
During the competition, participants are tested on scripture memorization, Youth Devotional, Home Cell and Bible Study Manual, Tenets (Doctrines) of the Church, Church history and general knowledge about The Church of Pentecost.
In his final remarks, Apostle David Nyansah Hayfron (Youth Director) congratulated all participants of the competition stressing that they were all winners. He thanked the Quiz Master for the event, Pastor Samuel Yankey (Travelling Secretary, Upper West Sector) and his team of organisers for a good work done in ensuring a successful event.
The winners of the competition, together with all other participants in the grand finale, would be presented their awards and consolation prizes during the 2019 PENSA Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.
Present at the quiz competition were Travelling Secretaries, Youth Pastors and other Youth Ministry Leaders and Executive Members. Also in attendance was Mrs. Sheila Nyaniba Hayfron (Wife of the Youth Director).