Junior High School students across Ghana are being given a lifetime opportunity to compete in Citi FM’s ‘The Literacy Challenge’.
The Literacy Challenge team on Friday, June 24, 2022, interacted with, for the first time, students of Startrite Montessori School at Weija on the competition and how to partake in it.
Students at Startrite Montessori School were very excited that the Citi FM team engaged them before the deadline for the competition.
The project lead, Magdalene Williams, explained the entire process to the students and answered their questions
“I first read about the challenge in the newspaper, and I was intrigued to know more about the competition, so I will be a part of it, and hopefully I can go far,” a female student stated.
“I think we have a lot of problems in this country and so writing will give me the chance to express my views on the many challenges we face in the country,” a male student said.
This year’s competition is sponsored by Vodafone Ghana Foundation as part of the Kindred Partners, Prospectus Ghana Ltd, Dext Technology and Alife Soap.
About The Literacy Challenge
‘The Literacy Challenge’ identifies and rewards the most outstanding JHS students in the country after a series of rigorous tests.
For the 2022 edition, interested participants are to submit an essay on the topic, “You have been appointed as an advisor to the Minister of Communications and Digitalization. In not less than 600 words, you are required to write to the Minister, advising on how Ghana can deploy technology for poverty reduction and national development.”
Scripts are to be sent to ‘The Literacy Challenge’ P. O Box GP 14123, Accra-Central or be dropped at the front desk of Citi FM, Adabraka – Accra.
The deadline for submission is Sunday, July 10, 2022. For further enquires, kindly contact 0205973973 for assistance.
As an initiative of Citi 97.3 FM, The Literacy Challenge is a nationwide campaign that promotes literacy in Ghana.
The contest, which spans a three-month period, targets Junior High School students (JHS) in Ghana.
It is run on three levels. Level one has to do with the students writing an essay on the stated topic.
Level Two – Aptitude Test: At this level, the top 50 contestants from across Ghana will take part in a general knowledge aptitude test to make it to the next round. The number will be reduced to 10.
Level Three – Quiz Competition: At this level, the top 10 contestants shall compete for the grand prize of GHS10,000 in a classic quiz competition.
For more information, call 0205973973.
The Literacy Challenge is powered by 97.3 Citi FM, with support from Citi TV.
Watch out for The Literacy Challenge team, coming to a school near you.