Tamale, July 20, GNA - New Life Junior High School (JHS), located at Damongo, the capital of the Savannah Region, has been crowned winners of the Northern Regional Reading and Spelling competition, held in Tamale.
New Life JHS polled 240 points to beat Tamale International JHS and Gambaga M/A JHS, who scored 220 and 210 points respectively.
The winning school was represented by Iddrisu Sherifdeen Felix, Sulemana Nayila Awale and Lermu Afiso Rhoda, who took home some packages from Indomie, Bonne Vita, and books from the Northern Regional Library.
The Northern Regional Library incorporated the quiz competition into its Reading and Spelling Festival with support from Indomie, Cowbell, and the Ghana Commercial Bank where 12 schools from the Northern, Savannah and the North East Regions participated in the competition before the three were selected for the regional level competition.
The competition formed part of activities being undertaken under the Year of Reading initiative of the Ghana Library Authority.
Officials from the Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly graced the event, which was on the theme: “Reading for Progress”.
Mr Aaron Kuwornu, Director of Northern Regional Library, praised the efforts of the participating schools and urged them to read at all times.
Mr David Gbulo Sakara, Proprietor of New Life JHS, thanked the Northern Regional Library for the initiative to revive the reading habits of pupils to enhance academic excellence.
He said, “We won the district level competition and expected nothing but a win in the regional level and we are fully prepared to meet other schools in Accra for the national level competition, which we are confident of winning”.