Adventist Junior High School at Sansama in Techiman have been crowned the overall winners at the maiden Radio Link Inter-Schools Quiz Competition.
The competition, dubbed “Radio Link Anniversary Quiz Competition”, and organized by Radio Link in collaboration with the Techiman Municipal Ghana Education Service (GES), was sponsored by Promasidor Ghana with Cowbell and Yumvita.
Six Junior High Schools in the Techiman Municipality were selected to participate in the competition.
The schools; Techiman Ameyaw M/A JHS, EL-Goshen Int. School, Loma Linda Int. School, Showers of Blessing Int. School, Adventist JHS, St. Francis R/C, were taken through a month-long intensive grooming and preparation ahead of the competition.
At the end of the keenly contested five rounds, Adventist JHS had 65 points, St. Francis R/C had 62 points, Loma Linda Int. School which came third on the day garnered 50 points, beating their local rivals Showers of Blessing with four points. Techiman Ameyaw M/A pulled 37 points to seal the 5th position leaving El-Goshen Int. School lying down the perking with 28 points.
Addressing the gathering the Managing Director of Zueliq Ghana Limited, operators of Radio Link Rev. George Kwabena Korsah noted that he was impressed with the achievement of the radio in the last 365 days.
According to him, Radio Link has come to stay and has got lots to offer the communities within it’s catchment area and assured them of the resolve of the Directors to keep doing events and programmes that will impact the society.
“We are only just a year old and I am more happy with what we have been able to do so far. We have a lot to offer and I can assure all you gathered here and those listening that we have more exciting years ahead” he noted.
For his part, the Head of Marketing for Promasidor Ghana in-charge of Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions, Michael Quaye noted that their brands care about the health and well-being of consumers hence the need to support such programmes.
He noted that education is a key instrument for national development, therefore when the organizers applied for support for the event, Promasidor gladly accepted the opportunity and came onboard with Cowbell and Yumvita.
“As you are all aware, we have lots of good stories to tell since we entered the Ghanaian market. We have maintained our momentum as market leaders and continue to produce good beverages and food products which are helping in the well-being of the people” he noted.
He further noted that Cowbell and Yumvita just like the numerous other brands from Promasidor Ghana have rich nutrients and good taste and urged the people to keep patronizing them.
The Techiman Municipal Education Director Mr John Kodwo Amissah also noted that radio was a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and it does constitute a platform for our democratic discourse.
“I think Link Radio is at the fore front of this point that I have just raised. They are looking at humanity, in all our various forms, they are looking news that affects humanity, they are looking at dedications, sports, entertainment and all other aspects that affects humanity. They also give opportunity or a platform for us to have democratic discussion and I think that is what we are all here today witnessing with this quiz completion.”
Mr Amissah also revealed that Radio Link and the GES will increase the number of participating schools in the next edition.
“It was not easy getting the schools but all the same we managed to get some even though we envisage engaging more during the first competition. Going forward we have learnt our lessons and next year we will involve more schools”.
After the official declaration of the results, elated contestants and pupils from Adventist Junior High School commended Radio Link and its proud sponsors for putting together the event.
‘We are the true landlords of the Techiman and we don’t say that just by word of mouth. We have proven that on the stage also, just to show everybody that we are the best here’, one of the Adventist JHS contestants told LinkNews.
For the students of El-Goshen Int. School, it was just hard luck and fatigue on the day. They however promised to come back stronger in subsequent editions when given the opportunity to partake.
The winning school was presented with a cash prize of One Thousand Two Hundred Ghana cedis, a certificate and products from Cowbell and Yumvita.
The second and third placed schools were also presented with cash prizes, certificates and products from Cowbell and Yumvita.
By: Felix Aning-Amankwa/RadioLink/Techiman