March 30, 2015

The Member of Parliament for Keta, Hon. Richard Quashigah has pledged his support towards any positive effort aims at helping Keta regain its academic excellence as was the case in the past.
Mr. Quashigah made the pledge when he supported basic schools quiz competition organized for schools around Kedzi in the Keta Municipality.

The competition organized by the Kedzi Youth Association, (KeYA) is an annual event which was started last year as contribution to the development of education in the area.

Hon. Quashigah who provided funds for the organization and awards for winners said he was motivated by the larger goal of boosting education in the constituency to help students improve their academic performance which has been on the decline.

He said the only way the youth can climb the academic ladder is by taking their studies seriously especially at the basic level.

According to him, every positive effort that aims at helping Keta regain its academic excellence as was the case in the past will have his support.

The MP also indicated that improving academic performance requires multiple initiatives ranging from infrastructure improvement, improved monitoring and supervision, provision of necessary logistics among others.

“A number of these initiatives have been implemented by relevant stakeholders and I will also continue to make the necessary contributions so that together we will achieve great results”, he stated.
He advised the pupils to make books their best friends and study hard for the future. He also commended KeYA for the initiative and urged them to keep it up.

Mr. Sebastian P.K. Adehoke, Vice President of KeYA and Coordinator of KeYa Quiz Competition said they are worried as youth of the area about the falling standard of education in Kedzi and are determined to make a difference with the quiz competition that will motivate the pupils to spend more time with their books.

Mr. N. K. K Gidiglo, an opinion leader in the community and chairman for the occasion commended the efforts of the MP in trying to uplift standard of education in the area. According to him, not too long ago, he brought in the 2nd lady who came to donate computers and books to the Kedzi AMA Zion School, a sign of his commitment to improving education in the municipality.

Of the three schools that took part in the competition, Kedzi AMA Zion emerged winners in both the Upper Primary and JHS level competitions, while Havedzi and Horve came second and third respectively in the upper primary levels.

The table however turned between the two in the JHS category with Horvi placing second and Havedzi placing third.

Winners will be presented with certificates of participation and citations on Saturday.

Dominic Shirimori/