The Registrar at the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, Dr. Kingsley Agyemang, has urged stakeholders and people in high authorities with influence to use their status to empower others positively, especially the young and upcoming generations to prepare them for a better future.
This, he noted, would help bridge the gap of deprivation and enhance progressive development at all levels.
Dr. Kingsley Agyemang was speaking at Kyebi Presbyterian College of Education in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region during the finals of the Kingsley Readathon Challenge, a reading competition he initiated to support and improve the habit of reading at the basic school levels in the municipality.
The competition was birthed on the basis that the National Standardised Test conducted in 2015 proved only 2% of children in basic school can read.
He believes and is optimistic that if the needed support is collaboratively given to the children, they can improve and do well at the basic level.
He assured his commitment to continue his educational intervention in the municipality, including the Kingsley Maths and Science Quiz, the Kingsley Spelling Challenge, the mentorship programme for SHS, etc and called on other stakeholders with power to also empower people in their capacity for a better Ghana development.
Tested on word spelling, reading, comprehension, character description and word formation, three schools, each from basic two and three, took part in the contest. At the end of three rounds for each set, Kibi Municipal Assembly Experimental, won the basic two contest and Kibi with Ebenezer Presbyterian won the basic three.
The Basic Two contest was among Kibi Municipal Assembly Experimental, Akosua Agyeiwaa Methodist and Asiakwa Presbyterian Primary.
The Basic Three contest was among Kibi Presbyterian Presby, Kibi Municipal Assembly Experimental and Kibi Presbyterian College of Education Demonstration.
The winners were presented with cash prizes for themselves and school, tablets and certificates
Meanwhile, the Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Comfort Ofori Appiah, speaking to the media said they were happy with the contest.
She added that the schools will do well to correct the challenging areas identified during the competition.
By: Kofi Adjei | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana