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24.11.2004 Regional News

Saint Joseph's seminary wins constitution quiz

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Kumasi, Nov. 24, GNA - Saint Joseph's Seminary at Asante-Mampong in the Sekyere West District on Tuesday scored 15 points to beat Agogo State Secondary School in the Asante-Akim North District who had 12 points to win the Constitution quiz competition held for senior secondary schools in Ashanti.

Saint Joseph's will therefore represent Ashanti Region at next year's inter-regional Constitution games to be held in Accra. In all, 17 schools participated in the competition, which was organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Ghana. Each competing school was given sets of NCCE 'T' shirts, copies of the abridged 1992 Constitution and other souvenirs. The competition was aimed at sensitising the youth on the Constitution.

Mansoman Secondary School at Manso-Abore in the Amansie West District placed third with nine points while Maabang Secondary/Technical School in the Ahafo-Ano North District placed fourth with six points. Other schools that participated in the competition included Prince of Peace Secondary School, Kumasi, Juaso Day Secondary School, Nkawie Secondary/Technical School, Mankranso Secondary School, Agona Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Secondary School, Namong Secondary/Technical School and Adventist Day Secondary/Technical School in Kumasi. The rest were Obuasi Secondary/Technical School, Jacobu Secondary School and Asokore T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School.

In his closing remarks, Mr Samuel Akuamoah, Senior Public Education Officer of the NCCE, stressed the need to imbue in the youth a sense of ownership of the Constitution to enable them to defend their rights at all times. He charged the youth to acquaint themselves with the tenets of the Constitution to appreciate its contents, stating that it was for this reason that the NCCE had instituted the Constitution quiz to serve as a platform for the education of the youth.

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