A National Science and Maths quiz to whip up the interest of catholic junior excessive schools in the subjects has been launched in Accra with one hundred twenty colleges shortlisted to compete in the maiden version.
Dubbed “Brain Battle Quiz (BBQ)”, the competition would begin in September this 12 months with nearby contests thru which the pleasant faculties would qualify for the countrywide championship.
Aside from a trophy, the prevailing faculty, would get hold of Ghc10, 000 and educational experience to China while the runner up, would take home Ghc5, 000 and a laptop computer.
The BBQ is an initiative of the National Catholic Secretariat Education Directorate in collaboration with the Cocktail Media and Profile Ghana, a private multimedia organization.
In an address at the rite on Friday, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, stated the quiz became in line with the church’s contribution to schooling, evident via the number of educational institutions the church had established within the u. S.
Apart from demystifying the observe of Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics and (STEM), he said the opposition, especially its practical issue, could help unharness the scholars’ revolutionary abilties which could propel the improvement of the united states of America.
“It will also prepare them for the National Science and Maths Quiz which catholic schools have achieved excellently over time with a catholic college being the reigning champion”, he said.
Archbishop Kwofie tasked all Ghanaians to aid the competition and efforts to promote STEM schooling. To the scholars, he asked them to work difficult and make their faculty, parents and the church proud.
The General Manager of Catholic Schools, Mrs Doris Eshun stated STEM schooling had grown to be relevant due to the digital revolution, projecting that about eighty according to cent of future jobs might require STEM.
For this cause, she started placing measures in place for students to grasp STEM education at the numerous ranges of education changed into appropriate as it might help build a strong foundation for them.
She admonished parents and instructors to encourage extra ladies to take part in the contest and other STEM-related activities to increase the variety of girls excelling in science sphere of labor.
Mr. Samuel Owusu-Boateng, a representative of the Cocktail Media and Profile Ghana, said the shortlisted colleges had been selected final year and hoped that the cooperation the initial levels acquired would linger on.
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