The Catholic Education Unit under the auspices of most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, Bishop in charge of education, has launched a national Science and Maths quiz competition dubbed “Brain Battle Quiz” to abet the study of Maths and science at the Junior High School level.
The competition scheduled to kick off at the regional level in September 2o19 will see 120 shortlisted Catholic Junior High Schools competing their way through to the national level.
The brain battle quiz is an enterprise of the National Catholic Secretariat Directorate in partnership with “The Cocktail” seeking to trim down the difficulty in the study of science and maths for students through exciting competitions that will also deepen interest in the subject employing practical activities to establish a firm ground for children in Ghana.
Preparation towards the competition commenced last year at the district level across the regions of Ghana with preliminary contests which saw 120 schools booking seats for the regional level contest.
To solidify the interest of students for upcoming contests, the ultimate price for the winner of this year’s battle of the Brain Battle Quiz aside a trophy and the bragging right, will be a cash prize of Ghc10,000 and an educational trip to china, with other consolation prices for runners up.
Speaking at the launch Archbishop Kwofie, indicated that the competition fits into the church’s continuous support for the growth of education in Ghana.
“The catholic church in Ghana has contributed immensely to the development of human capital for the nation through its various excellent educational institutions across the country and continues to engineer project that constantly add to Ghana’s spiritual and socio-economic growth”, he added.
By: Edith Mensah // Radio Angelus