The 2nd edition of the New Generation for Africa Project (NGAP) Essay Contest came to an end on March 20, 2019.
NGAP is an NGO dedicated to the promotion of education in the region.
The students were tasked to “write a letter to the Regional Minister proposing how to improve the lives of the inhabitants in your community. “
About 120 students had submitted their scripts.
The top 10 winning students and their schools are as follows
1. Winter Paschalina of Kokoligu RIC J.H.
2. Beinpuo Prospera Goziiri D/A J.H.
3. Siwuur Moses ST. Peter’s RIC J. H.
4. Mohammad Hanan St. Maria Goretti JHS
5. Rueful Richard Baseble Roman Catholic J.H.S
6. Aalangolong Angela St. Maria Goretti JHS
7. Munder Evelyn ISO ‘A’ RIC J. H. S
8. Prosper Chris VoldenDabagteng D/A JHS
9. Dery Rita Dondometeng D/A J. H. S
10. Balkoney Rachael Bu D/A JHS
There was an increase in girl child winners with two girls in the top 3 once again.
The Chairman of NGAP, Emmanuel Dubik Mahama, who is also a legal practitioner, admonished the winners and students of St. Maria Goretti JHS to use the essay competitions to improve their writing skills.
He also implored them to critically consider the STEM subjects as it is now the field with most employment opportunities.
He expressed his delight that the girls topped the essay competitions and encouraged all students to join in to make an impact. Dubik Mahama also launched the STEM creative book.
The winner walked away with a 10-inch ilearn tablet with pre-downloaded BECE questions and books while the winning school got a computer and books.
The top five students received cash prizes and books.
The GES Circuit supervisor told the students to take the competitions seriously and embrace STEM education.
He thanked NGAP and called for more of the same in order to encourage the reading and learning culture in the District and the Region as a whole.
The next edition follows closely with another district to be revealed soon.