The 2021 edition of the Western North Region Independence Day Inter-District JHS Quiz Competition quiz aimed at educating pupils in the Municipal and District Assemblies at the basic level is slated to take place today, Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Monnic Star Hotel, Bibiani in the Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai Municipality.
The programme is largely sponsored by Kinross Chirano Gold Mines with its operations at Chirano and Bibiani, all in the Western North Region as the headline sponsors of the programme for two consecutive years.
The occasion, which is under the distinguish Patronage of HRH Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, President of the National and Western North Regional House of Chiefs is supported by Westfield and Engineers and Planners. Other supporters include the Office of the Members of Parliament for Aowin, Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai, Suaman and Àkontombra constituencies.
The Chairmen for the Occasion are Alfred Amoah, the Municipal Chief Executive of Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai Municipal and Alfred Obeng-Boateng, Member of Parliament for Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai constituency.
Other key dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include the Managing Director for Kinross Chirano Gold Mines, some Members of Parliament in the region as well as HRH Obrempong Hima Dekyi IXV, Paramount Chief of Upper Dixcove Traditional Area and Executive Chairman of the Organising and Planning Committee.
Nine Junior High Schools, representing their respective Municipalities and Districts are to participate in this year’s event, namely, Bibiani-Anhwianso-Bekwai, Suaman, Aowin, Àkontombra, Sefwi Wiawso, Bodi, Juaboso, Bia East and Bia West (Defending Champions),
HRH Obrempong Hima Dekyi IXV, who is also the Executive Chairman for the organising and planning committees said the contestants will be quizzed on issues relating to the pre- and post-Independence era of Ghana, STEM, history, natural resource and environment, critical thinking, chieftaincy and tradition with much emphasis of the Western North region, sports and current affairs.
Obrempong Hima called for collective partnership among the various stakeholders in the educational sectors to help promote and enhance quality education in both Western and Western North regions.
He called on the participating schools to focus on the ultimate in other to achieve their respective goals and expressed the optimism of witnessing a healthy contest which is aimed at promoting education among the participating Municipal and District Assemblies. Schools were urged to observe all the safety protocol measures before, during and after the programme on Friday.