The Pentecost Preparatory School, Kumasi (PPS-Kumasi) emerged as overall winners of a quiz competition organized for schools within the Bantama Sub Metro in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The competition dubbed “Hon. Asenso-Boakye Quiz” was financed by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon. Asenso-Boakye, in collaboration with the Bantama Metro Directorate.
The quiz, which started on Tuesday, February 10, 2020, was held for both primary and Junior High school students within the Bantama, Bohyen and Abrepo circuits. In all, 43 Junior High Schools (JHS) and 63 primary schools (both public and private) took part in the competition.
PPS-Kumasi, located within the Bohyen Circuit, qualified to the final stage of the competition by topping the preliminary and semi-final stages in both primary and JHS categories.
At the final contest for the JHS category on Monday, February 9, 2020, PPS-Kumasi emerged as overall winners of the contest with 44 points, followed by Golden State Academy and State Boys JHS with 40 points and 27 points respectively.
PPS-Kumasi also emerged as first runners up (2nd) in the primary schools category with 49 points whilst Golden State Academy (60 points) and Bantama (21 points) took 1st and 3rd positions respectively.
PPS-Kumasi JHS winning team comprised of Justin Bawuah, Graselda Anning Boateng and Sabatina Abigail Ababio Opoku whilst Melody Owusu Fordjour, Christiana Antwiwaa and Vanessa Addo also represented the school at the primary schools level.
All contestants who participated in the final stage of the competition for both primary and JHS categories received a tablet each.
On the other hand, schools that emerged winners, first runner-up (2nd) and second runner-up (3rd) received 3 sets of computers, 2 sets of computers and a desktop computer respectively. In all, PPS-Kumasi took home 5 sets of Dell computers and 6 tablets for the contestants.
The prizes were presented to the contestants by Hon. Asenso Boakye, who was the guest of honour for the event. In attendance were the Bantama Metro Director of Education, Circuit Supervisors, members from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, the clergy, heads of schools, teachers and pupils from the various schools.