The Yendi Seventh-Day Adventist (S.D.A) Junior High School (JHS) emerged as winners at this year’s 61st Ghana Independence Anniversary Inter JHS Quiz Competition in the Yendi Municipality.
The scored 74 points to emerge winners and were followed by Yendi Presbyterian Church Junior High who scored 70 points, while Yendi Riyadudeen JHS came third with 68 points.
In the Senior High School category; Yendi Senior High School emerged first with 75points, followed by Dagbon State Senior High Technical School with 70points.
Competitors were tested in the 1992 constitution, Mathematics and Science.
The winning schools were awarded certificates, while the students and pupils representing the schools were awarded individual prizes comprising exercise books, mathematical sets and pens.
The competition was organised by NCCE with support from Yendi Municipal Assembly.
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan Iddrisu, the Yendi Municipal Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) who addressed the participants after the competition called on pupils and students in the area to spend more of their time in studying.
He advised them to keep away from hard drugs such as Indian hemp, and the abuse of Tramadol, an analgesic which the youth now consumed in very high dosage or mix it with other intoxicants which could destroy their future.
The NCCE Director reminded them that Ghana needed them as the future leaders and that there was hope for the future of Ghana and as such they had to work hard to obtain good professions and honest livelihoods.
He urged them to respect their elders at home and teachers in school and lead honest and truthful lives announcing that the competition was a wake-up call for pupils and schools to take their studies seriously.