St. James Whips TESS, OLA In BA @60 Anniversary Quiz

The St. James Seminary and Senior High School has won the ‘What Do You Know’ contest marking the 60th Anniversary of the Bono-Ahafo region.

St. James, Techiman Senior High School (TESS) and OLA Girls representing Bono, Bono East and Ahafo, which originally formed the Bono-Ahafo region during its inception, participated in the quiz held at the Techiman Campus of the Valley View University, Sunday October 27, 2019.

Raphael Adu, Amankona Diawuo and Randy Asamoah declared their intention to win the top prize for St. James right from the first round when they jumped to the lead and kept on till the last round. OLA girls maintained a close chase but couldn’t match the fire of the saints from Abesim.

Midway into the competition, Techiman Senior High School stopped to substitute a member of their team in an attempt to change their fortunes, but that did not add the zeal that could win them the competition.

After three rounds of grilling by celebrated ‘What Do You Know’ quiz master, Dan Afari-Yeboah, it turned out to be a straight fight between St. James and OLA Girls, their sisters from Kenyasi — with the two winning 35 points and 31 points respectively, whilst TESS picked 20 points.

The quiz centered around the history and achievements of the Bono-Ahafo region which was carved out of the Ashanti region in 1949.

Though currently divided into Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, the three new regions have come together to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the mother region and the year long event is under the theme, “United In Separation For Progress”.

Speaking at the event, Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi, Chairman of the BA @60 Planning Committee said it was significant to bring the youth into the celebration of the region’s journey, hence, the institution of the quiz contest between the top schools.

The first and second placed schools were awarded 5,000 cedis and 2,000 cedis as prize money.

The Bono-Ahafo @60 inter-schools ‘What Do You Know’ competition was sponsored by the Volta River Authority (VRA).

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