The top 50 students, who qualified for the next stage of the Literacy Challenge, took part in the aptitude test today, Friday at the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The aptitude test stage is an all-round stage where the students answered 100 general questions in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
After this stage, the top 10 students will then be selected to progress to the next stage.
Some of the students expressed confidence in making it to the top ten
One of them said: “It went pretty well, some of the questions I was not able to answer but I know I made up for it in the other sectors. It was a good test. I am hoping that I will come out as part of the top 10 contestants but it will be based on how well the other contestants did.”
“I am confident that I will make it to the top ten because I study really hard for this paper. Even though I had another test, I still read for this one in other to make it to the top ten,” another contestant said.
“The literature aspect was stressful but in all it was good. When I heard I had made the top 50, I was very happy. That day, I packed a lot of my books and studied throughout the whole day. My school won last year, so I know I can make,” said another student.
The first stage of this year’s competition gave Junior High School Students nationwide the task to write on the 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.”
Following the aptitude test to whittle down the number of contestants to 10, there will be a finale with a grand prize of GHc10,000 is at stake.
The first and second runner ups shall be awarded GHc5,000 and GHc3,000 respectively.
The Literacy Challenge seeks to engage students in solving societal issues through writing to improve their skills.
The Literacy Challenge is being supported by Fan Choco and Old Mutual.