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08.10.2008 Education

Berekum Senior High wins HIV/ADIS quiz

By gna

Berekum Senior High School emerged winners in a keenly contested quiz on HIV/AIDS among some selected senior high schools in the Berekum Municipality and took away a radio cassette recorder as their prize.

Presbyterian and Methodist Senior High Schools followed in that order and were presented with a wall clock each, whilst each contestant was given a parcel containing eight exercise books.

All the prizes were donated by Berekum Municipal AIDS Committee, which organised the competition.

Each of the participating schools was represented by three contestants, 15 supporters and two members of staff.

Mr Samuel Kwaja, Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person on HIV/AIDS who was the quiz master, in a welcoming address, said the programme was to assess the knowledge of students about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its implications on their lives as future leaders.

Mr Owusu Boateng, Deputy Municipal Coordinator, emphasized the need to take HIV/AIDS issues seriously and to adhere strictly to all precautionary measures against the pandemic.

Mr Kwabena Kyere Yeboah, Berekum Municipal Chief Executive, urged the students to take their studies seriously and to be law-abiding citizens.

He assured the schools of equal government support to all, especially in the provision of school buses and other educational materials.