Armed Forces SHS wins LaDMA NCCE Constitution Quiz

Accra- The Armed Forces Senior High Technical School is the winner of the 2019 National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Constitution Quiz for secondary schools in the La Dadekotopon Municipality.

The School distinguished itself by winning all the three rounds of the competition and leading its closest contender, Labone Senior High School, which bagged 66 points, with a 23 point difference.

Saint Thomas Aquinas and La Presbyterian Senior High came third and fourth with 51 and 48 points respectively.

The overall winner received a laptop, some stationery and a trophy. The First runner up also got a smart tablet, pens and pencils and a trophy.

The competition was divided into three parts- the first section focused on the 1992 Constitution, the second on Local Government and the third section combining General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

It was organised by the LaDMA Directorate of NCCE with support from the Municipal Assembly and the Member of Parliament for the area.

It was aimed at highlighting the relevance of the 1992 Constitution to citizens and to inculcate in the youth their civic responsibilities.

Mrs Gloria Amarkai Kudo, the NCCE Municipal Director, expressed her satisfaction over the level of competitiveness of this year’s competition.

She said the Commission would continue to educate citizens on the Constitution and other important issues of national interest to foster participatory democracy.

She expressed her appreciation to the Municipal Assembly and the MP, Mr Vincent Odotei Sowah, for their unwavering support in ensuring that the competition was a success.

Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi, the Municipal Chief Executive of LaDMA, in a speech read on his behalf, assured the Commission of the Assembly’s support to ensure that it discharged its mandate in educating the citizens effectively.

For his part, Nii Koofeh IV, La Shikiteele, who chaired the programme, urged the students to make education their priority to ensure a bright future.

While commending the NCCE, the Municipal Assembly and the MP for a worthy cause, he urged them to endeavour to sustain it towards expanding the knowledge base of the youth on their civic responsibilities.

The other participants were awarded with tablets, copies of the 1992 Constitution, supplementary readers and certificates.

Source: Ghana News Agency