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10.02.2009 Education

KOSS wins Ashanti Regional Independence Debate

By gna

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has

identified the usage of English Language as a major problem for

students and has therefore initiated programmes including quiz and

debates to address it.
Mr Joseph Clement Amoah, the Ashanti Regional Deputy Director of

Education said this at the 52nd Independence Day Anniversary

Inter-District Debate held at the weekend in Kumasi.

The debate, which was keenly contested, was on the topic; “That,

the Practice of Occultism in Senior High Schools (SHS) is only a

Perception and not a Reality.”
The Ashanti Regional Education Directorate organised the debate

and 20 Senior High Schools from the region participated in the debate.

Konongo Odumase Senior High School (KOSS), last year’s national

champions who represented the Asante Akim North District again came

first and will represent the Ashanti Region at the Independence Day

Anniversary Inter-Regional Debate Competition for the Northern Sector

to be held in Wa in the Upper West Region this month.

Ntonso Seventh Day Adventist Girls SHS, which represented

Kwabre District placed second while Kwame Nkrumah University of

Science and Technology (KNUST) SHS representing Kumasi

Metropolitan came third. Tepa SHS which represented the Ahafo Ano

North District occupied the fourth position.
Mr Amoah advised the pre-tertiary institutions to organise

regular debates to encourage students to read and conduct research to

gather more information.
He said debates not only improved students’ intellectual skills

and ability to speak in public with confidence but also fostered unity

among them.
Mr Amoah observed that education was the bedrock of a

nation’s development and advised all stakeholders to support quality

education delivery in the country.
Mrs Georgina Acquah, GES Ashanti Regional Cultural

Officer, who was the Co-ordinator of the event, commended the

participants for their high spirit, enthusiasm and excellent academic

performance and advised them to sustain it.