KOKOLIGU JHS TOPS UPPER WEST REGION ESSAY CONTEST
The 2nd edition of the New Generation for Africa Project Essay Contest came to an end on 20th March, 2019. NGAP is an NGO dedicated to encouraging education in the Region especially STEM education.
The students were tasked with the topic, "Write a letter to the Regional Minister proposing how to improve the lives of the inhabitants in your community. "
After the deadline was extended to 20th March, 2019 about 120 students had submitted their scripts.
The top 10 winning students and their schools are as follows
1. Winter Paschalina of Kokoligu RIC J.H.
2. Beinpuo Prospera Goziiri D/A J.H.
3. Siwuur Moses ST. Peter's RIC J. H.
4. Mohammad Hanan St. Maria Goretti JHS
5. Rueful Richard Baseble Roman Catholic J.H.S
6. Aalangolong Angela St. Maria Goretti JHS
7. Munder Evelyn ISO 'A' RIC J. H. S
8. Prosper Chris VoldenDabagteng D/A JHS
9. Dery Rita Dondometeng D/A J. H. S
10. Balkoney Rachael Bu D/A JHS
There was an increase in girl child winners with two girls in the top 3 once again.
The chairman of NGAP Lawyer Emmanuel Dubik Mahama admonished the winners and students of St. Maria Goretti JHS to use these essay competitions to improve their study skills. He also implored them to critically consider the STEM subjects thoroughly as it is now the field with most employment opportunities. He expressed his delight that the girls were at the forefront of these essay competitions and encouraged all students to join in to make an impact. He further launched the STEM creative book. This book was shared in many quantities to winners and students as he encouraged them to use it as a creative space to develop any stem ideas they may have and also have the belief that whatever they believe they can achieve.
The first prize winner walked away with a 10 inch ilearn tablet with pre downloaded BECE questions and books, a computer and STEM books for the winning school. Cash prizes were given to the top 5 students and schools with STEM books.
The GES Circuit supervisor admonished the students to take these competitions seriously and embrace STEM education as the future looks bright in that regard. He further thanked NGAP and called for more of the same in order to encourage the reading and learning culture in the District and the Region as a whole.
The next edition follows closely with another district to be revealed soon.