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NR: Gushegu Demonstration wins maiden edition of this years’ District Girls’ Quiz Competition


Gushegu Demonstration Junior High School in the Gushegu Municipality has won the maiden edition of this years’ District Girls’ Quiz Competition in the Gushegu municipality. The school fought off competition from Zantali JHS, Wantugu JHS, and Bogunaayili JHS all in the municipality.

The High School Quiz Competition is an initiative of the Girls Advocacy Network, a youth-led non- governmental organization focusing on working towards mobilizing the hearts and minds of relevant stakeholders to create opportunities for girls to reach their highest potentials. It was supported by FOSDA, Norsaac, SONGTABA, YEFL-Ghana, and Marie Stopes.

The climax of this year’s District Girls’ Quiz Competition brought together over 200 BECE candidates from selected Junior High schools across the ten GES circuits within the Gushegu municipality to exhibit their knowledge in Mathematics, Science, and English Language and on how to prevent teenage pregnancies in the area. The competition was a keen one seeing these four schools who performed wonders in their group stages in the previous weeks, to compete for the trophy.

Gushegu Demonstration Junior High School topped the game after three rounds and made home with 61 points with some learning materials, certificate, Veronica buckets and hand sanitizers and the ultimate trophy of the maiden edition of the District Girls’ District Quiz Competition. Bogunaayili JHS chopped that second position and they won a plaque, certificate, learning materials and veronica. Wantugu JHS secured the third position and also went home with certificate of participation, Veronica bucket, liquid soap and learning materials. Zantali JHS was fourth and each contestant received learning materials and hand sanitizers.

Speaking to Zaa news after the competition the northern Regional Coordinator for Girls Advocacy Network Sualisu Faizatu said the competition will increase youth participation in national development, help reduce teenage pregnancies and increase basic education performance in the area. She advised young girls to take their studies seriously.

She said parents should also invest in their children’s education since they are the future leaders. Head teacher of Gushegu Demonstration JHS Agangiri Emmanuel sharing his excitement with Zaa news commended Girls Advocacy Network for the efforts shown to improve the quality education in the municipality.

By: Lilian D. Walter/

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