On Day 5 of its tour of some Junior High Schools, Citi FM’s Literacy Challenge team visited the Abossey Okai R/C Basic School and the Happy Kids School in Accra.
This is part of the team’s efforts to interact with students across the country and encourage them to partake in this year’s competition.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the team made stops at the Abossey Okai R/C Basic and Happy Kids Schools, where the students showed keen interest in the topic for this year’s Literacy Challenge.
Some students who interacted with the team also expressed their readiness to take part in this year’s contest.
“The topic is a difficult one, but I will still write because I want to challenge myself and prove that I am good at something. I know Ghana needs fixing so, hopefully, whatever I write will help change things in the country,” Elvis Mensah, a student at Happy Kids School said.
“I have heard about the Literacy Challenge and this year, I decided to be a part of it. All the teachers have been encouraging me to do it and make the school proud. It is a big challenge and I am ready to make myself and the school proud. The topic is also exciting, and I want to add my voice, so Ghana will change for the better,” Geraldine Boadi of Happy Kids highlighted.
“The Literacy Challenge is a project by Citi TV to help students exhibit their writing talents and I think that is really cool. This year, I would like to be a part of the competition because first, I want to challenge myself and also add my voice to the bigger problems in Ghana. For instance, the traffic lights in town, specifically, the one in my neighbourhood, has not been working for some days and it’s causing serious accidents in the area, which is bad. So hopefully, if I write, that will change,” Emmanuel Ayisi stated.
About The Literacy Challenge
The topic for the 2021 edition of Citi FM’s ‘The Literacy Challenge’ is: “As an aspiring presidential candidate, in not less than 600 words, write a convincing manifesto speech that is intended to fix the country and bring hope to political governance.”
The deadline for submission of entries is Friday, June 25, 2021.
As an initiative of Citi 97.3 FM, The Literacy Challenge is a nationwide campaign that promotes Literacy in Ghana.
The contest, which spans a three-month period, targets Junior High School students (JHS) in Ghana.
It is run on three levels. Level one has to do with the students writing an essay on the stated topic.
Level Two – Aptitude Test: At this level, the top 50 contestants from across Ghana will take part in a general knowledge aptitude test to make it to the next round. The number will be reduced to 10.
Level Three – Quiz Competition: At this level, the top 10 contestants shall compete for the grand prize of GHS10,000 in a classic quiz competition.
For more information, call 0205973973.
The Literacy Challenge is powered by 97.3 Citi FM, with support from Citi TV.