Twenty-seven selected junior high schools from 11 districts in the Western Region are geared up for the 3rd edition of the Connect-Cowbell Western Best Brain Challenge, which has been launched in Takoradi.
This year’s edition promises more innovations especially in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), where students are expected to do more practicals especially in the area of Science.
There are about 11 new entrants in this year’s competition drawn from various districts including Shama, Jomoro, Ellembelle among others.
The Connect-Cowbell Western Best Brain Challenge is a quiz competition among selected Junior High Schools in the areas of Science, Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.
The competition, which began with two municipalities – the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Area and the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal in 2021 – has now been extended to 11 out of the 14 districts of the Western Region with Cowbell from Promasidor Ghana Limited being the official sponsor.
Station Manager for Connect FM Ransford Nana Osei Asare, speaking during the launch, touted the success story of the programme which he said has brought out the best in students from participating schools who are now pursuing their dream courses in their first choice senior high schools.
He, however, appealed for sponsorship for some of the students to pursue their secondary education in the Western Region to enable schools in the region to progress especially in quiz competitions.
Representative of the Western Region Minister Charles Cobbinah said child education should be a collective effort between government and the people and, therefore, commended Connect FM for championing such worthy cause.
He, however, called for the sustainability of the initiative and pledged the full support of the Western Regional Coordinating Council.
“I first of all commend Connect FM and the sponsors for this programme since child education is a collective effort. I’m, however, anticipating the sustainability as I look forward to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this programme,” he said.
Representatives from the education directorate of Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly and the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Kate Biney and Sally Nelly Coleman respectively, praised Connect FM and Pomasidor for introducing a program which will go a long way to support government’s vision of improving education especially Math and Science in the country.
They, however, appealed to both individuals and corporate organizations to support this worthy cause.
There were solidarity messages from defending champions, St. Anthony of Padua JSS as well as sponsors of the programme and dignitaries who graced the occasion including the representative of the Western Regional Minister.
The launch was led by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Takoradi Technical University, Professor Victor Kweku Bonzie Micah, together with the Station Manager of Connect FM, Ransford Nana Osei Asare, together with other dignitaries present.
The Connect-Cowbell Best Brain Challenge is proudly sponsored by Cowbell from Promasidor Ghana Limited with support from DESK and Metro Mass Transit who will be providing transportation to participants outside the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.
By Paa Kojo Peters|Connect FM|3news.com|Ghana