A student of St. Paul Methodist Preparatory school in Winneba, Stephanie Panyin Ghanney, emerged the overall winner of Citi FM’s 2019 edition of The Literacy Challenge held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa hotel.
She beat competition from nine others to win the ultimate prize of GHc10, 000.
|Stephanie Panyin Ghanney||46 pts|
|Aseyenedi Esi Tamakloe||45 pts|
|Naana Ekua Adokua Annan||44 pts|
|Vitenu Maxine Nhyira Selorm||40 pts|
|Keziah Adom-Asare||30 pts|
|Obeng Addo Nadine Akoma||36 pts|
|Kezia Afram||32 pts|
|Kwabena Osei-Tutu||32 pts|
|Ansu-Koranteng Reginald Yaw||30 pts|
|Joelle Esinam Benning||24 pts|
The quiz, moderated by Head of Production at Cit TV, Philip Kofi Ashon covered three main areas, namely literature, social studies or current affairs; general knowledge or applied knowledge.
The finalists prior to the competition had been camping at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa since Wednesday, where they relaxed and adequately prepared for the final event.
The finalists made it through the first two stages of the competition, where they first wrote an essay with a huge number of people on a given topic.
This was followed by an aptitude test by 50 people, quizzing them on general knowledge and current affairs, after which the ten finalists were picked.
The journey so far
The journey began four months ago where JHS students in Ghana, were tasked to write on the selected topic; “In recent Years, indiscipline on our roads has led to the loss of many lives. In light of this write an essay, suggesting ways to solve this problem, in order to help Ghana’s economy to grow and develop.”
Over 2000 entries were received and the number shortlisted to 50.
The 50 took part in the aptitude test and the number further sieved to 10 who were brought to Accra for a two-day literacy camp, ahead of the grand finale.
The 2019 Literacy Challenge is sponsored by Old Mutual and Fan Choco produced by Fanmilk Ghana Limited with support from CITI TV.