Literacy Challenge: Top 50 contestants to be named on October 16

Top 50 contestants of this year’s Literacy Challenge will be named on Monday, 16th October, 2017 on Citi 97.3 FM.

The 50 pupils are those whose essays have been chosen by a team of examiners as the best to qualify for the next round of the competition.

At the next level, the 50 pupils will write an aptitude test. The organizers believe that just been able to read and write does not describe a good writer; one should also have an idea of current affairs, the arts and have some kind of scientific knowledge.

The topic for this year’s Literacy Challenge is: Write a letter to the President of Ghana, suggesting to him how to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.

According to the Team Lead for the Literacy Challenge, Mrs. Apiorkor Ashong Abbey, the overall winner of the competition will take home a cash prize of Ten Thousand Ghana cedis (GHS 10,000).

“Our top ten from level two will now make it level three for a quiz master, quiz mistress contestant style round,” she said.

The Award is aimed at recognising all the valuable educational related works that are undertaken within schools and communities across Ghana by schools, students/pupils, parents, media houses, publishers, agencies, NGOs and other individuals or organisations.

“The whole idea is to award the most outstanding all round JHS students in Ghana but also to get Ghanaians to understand that being intelligent is just not about what happens in the classroom,” Mrs. Abbey added.

The Literacy Challenge is sponsored by Bic, SlydePay, Cowbell and Milky Magic biscuits.

By: Kwame Dadzie/




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