In a momentous event, the St. Anthony of Padua Basic School in Sunyani emerged triumphant in the inaugural National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Smart Governors Constitution Quiz held in the Bono Region.
The dynamic duo of Godwin Bitho and Nandy Miriam Dakurah, representing the school, secured a decisive victory with an impressive total of 60 points.
Following closely behind, St. James Junior High School (JHS) claimed the second spot with 53 points, while Kalvero Preparatory School at Odumase secured the third position with 49.5 points.
Dumasua RC JHS and St. Theresa's JHS at Drobo secured the fourth and fifth positions with 48 and 45 points, respectively.
In recognition of their achievement, St. Anthony of Padua Basic School was awarded a 43-inch flat-screen television, gold medals for the governors and patrons, a plaque, 20 copies of the 1992 Constitution, customized NCCE exercise books, and an elegant dinner at the prestigious Eusbett Hotel.
St. James JHS, the second-place holder, received silver medals, 20 copies of the 1992 Constitution, and customized NCCE exercise books. Meanwhile, Kalvero Preparatory School, in third place, was honored with bronze medals, alongside the Constitution and exercise books.
The fourth and fifth-placed schools, Dumasua RC JHS and St. Theresa's JHS were each presented with certificates of participation, NCCE exercise books, and copies of the Constitution.
Ms. Cynthia Anima Boadu, the Bono Regional Director of NCCE, underscored the competition's significance in fostering a comprehensive understanding of the principles and objectives of the 1992 Constitution.
She emphasized the vital role of such initiatives in capturing the attention of the youth, instilling civic responsibility, and promoting active participation in shaping the nation's future.
Expressing concern over the decline in Ghanaian values, Ms. Boadu urged corporate institutions to support NCCE's programs, ensuring their sustained success in promoting national identity and values among the youth.