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VR Inter-School Sports: Nkwanta Com Senior High Technical Emerges Champions

Nkwanta Community Senior High Technical School, one of the newly built Community Senior High Schools by former President John Mahama has become a shining star in the country’s senior high school, topping in many competitions ranging from Academics to sports. 

A couple of weeks ago, the school has been the first ever Community Day Senior High School in the history of Ghana to participate in the National Science and Maths Quiz Competition.

This is a Special News Desk Report:

Nkwanta Community Senior High Technical School, (NKWACSTECH), a school which is only two and half years old exhibited an outstanding performance and dominated in most of the many events to win both the boys and girls athletics competitions, boys soccer and other games during this year’s Volta Regional Upper North Zone Inter School Sports Festival held at Oti Senior High Technical School at Dambai in the Krachi East District of the Volta Region.

22 second – cycle schools from various the districts and municipalities forming the Upper North Zone competed in Athletics, Table Tennis, Handball, Volley Ball, and Football which ended at Oti Senior High Technical School Sports Stadium on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

NKWACSTECH put up a splendid performance in the following categories making them the overall winners of this year’s inter school sports and games:
5000m Boys – 1st
3000m Girls – 1st
1500m Boys – 1st
400m Girls – 2nd and 3rd
1500m Girls – 3rd
Football Boys – 1st
Javelin Boys – 1st
Handball Girls – 2nd
Table Tennis Girls – 3rd
Table Tennis Boys – 4th
Shot Put Girls – 3rd
Discuss Girls – 2nd
Discuss Boys – 3rd
Long Jump Boys – 3rd
Long Jump Girls – 2nd
Triple Jump Girls – 3rd

The school was able to beat all other 21 schools including giants such as Kadjebi Asato Senior High School, Bueman Senior High School, Krachi Senior High School, Nkonya Senior High School, Nkwanta Senior High School, Worawora Senior High School, Kpassa Sec. Tech. School, and other fourteen (14) already existing Senior High Schools.

The best coach for the tournament also came from the school in the person of Mr. Mpeniasah Ernest while 13 students and 2 teachers were selected to be part of the zonal team.

At the start of the tournament the hardworking Headmaster of the School, Mr. S. H. K. Avevor, a music lover, used the school’s motto (For God and Humanity) and slogan (Be the best or among the best) to compose a song that spurred the students on to victory. Presenting the four trophies won to the Municipal Director of Education and the MCE the headmaster who was full of joy promised the general public of the school’s resolve to adequately prepare the third year students to excel in her maiden West African Senior High School Certificate Examination. Alluding to the victory, he said “Just as we won boys soccer and many other events without a football field or many sporting facilities we, with God on our side, do well as a Science school even though we have no Science Lab”

In their response the Director and the MCE promised their unflinching support to the school. The MCE and the Presiding Member donated 200.00 and 100.00 Ghana cedis respectively to the teams while the headmaster and some members of staff also made similar donations

Some community members expressed their profound gratitude to the Former President, H.E. John Mahama for building such a wonderful school which is chalking many successes within this short period.

Nkwanta Community Day Senior High was commissioned by the former president John Mahama on Wednesday, 18th of November, 2015. The school is a mix school and has a student population of 1,218. The school runs programs including General Science, Agricultural Science, Home Economics, General Arts, Business, Visual Arts and Technical Education.

The school for now is a day school and it is situated in the Nkwanta South Municipality. The school has a very hardworking qualified staff for both teaching and non-teaching. The school is hoping to in the near future open the boarding system to accommodate students from afar.

The fast-growing school of the student population of 1,218 needs additional classrooms since the already existing ones are inadequate to contain the population. The school in the interim is in dire need of Pavilions to be used as the classroom. There are also no Technical/Vocational/General Art Workshop, no Science Lab even though the school is a science school. Again as a matter of urgency, the school needs a separate administration block to facilitate administration processes in the school.

The report filed by Mr Bernard Potakey, a Teacher at Nkwanta Community Senior High Technical School

About Efo Korsi Senyo

Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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