Brains beyond borders and knowing your level! was the best description of the maiden Ultimate fm Student Representative Council Quiz competition; the biggest arts biased battle of brains in the Ashanti region which has kicked off with impressive momentum.
Not even the lesser known schools accepted the underdog tag as Nkawie and Nyinahene Senior High School beat Prempeh College to top the first group.
First day of the event saw twenty four schools battle it out in English syntaxes, social studies, current affairs and general knowledge.
The only Achilles’ heel for many schools however was the current affairs and audio visual sessions where students were found wanting.
Five schools, Yaa Asantewaa SHS, Kumasi Girls, Nyinahene Senior High technical School, Nkawieh Senior High Technical School and Angel Educational Complex qualified from Zone A.
Speaking to Ultimate News, A contestant for YAGSHS Akosua Pomaa Boakye Yieadome was confident her team was going to fair much better as they move on to hotter stages of the competition.
“I think the competition was a great one because mostly you will find them organising competitions for maths and science and you don’t see any general arts or geography student but I think this competition is a great one. Our preparation is going to be better and as we are the brave ones, it will be Adehyie and Mma Kokoduro,” she exuded.
The only female on the Nkawie Secondary High Technical School team which totally floored Prempeh College, Benedicta Oppong Manu was excited, “we didn’t just come into this competition to try but we won and also qualified for the next stage.”
Ashanti region SRC coordinator Raphael Sakodie pointed out that the responses from the quiz was a call on schools to begin taking keen interest in pushing students to be concerned and knowledgeable about national issues.
“This competition exposes a certain flaw in our educational system that teachers have to correct. We are teaching them the Maths, Science, English and other subjects but they should be conscious of their environment. If a student doesn’t know national leaders what kind of students are we preparing,” he questioned.
The competition continues at the Prempeh College Auditorium streaming live on face book at ultimate106.9fm as close to a hundred schools are yet to find their place in the round of 24.
By:Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Ivan Heathcote – Fumador