2018 Write it Contest for JHS Pupils launched

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Book-Per-Child, in collaboration with Read Ghana Foundation (RGF), a literacy oriented nongovernmental organization (NGO) has launched its maiden edition of the “2018 Write It Competition”.

The topic for the competition is “Write an article stating at least 3 advantages of the Free Senior High School policy in Ghana and suggest ways to sustain it”.

According to the organizers, the article should not be more than 250 words. Completed write-ups should be submitted through bookperchild@gmail.com not later than June 30, 2018.

“This very important competition is for all JHS pupils across the country,” a statement from the organizers stated.

“It is highly evident that, education and academic competitions are two of the most important ingredients of every human life.

“This is heavily supported by humans incessant seeking of knowledge and skills for survival and success.

“Against this background, we can conclude that, education is essentially one of the finest things that makes a human superior,” the statement noted.

Procedures to select the winners.

After marking the scripts that will be received across the country, the best 3 pupils each will be selected from the 10 regions for the final competition in Accra.

At the finale in Accra, interesting and amazing prizes will be won by all finalists; special prizes would also be given to those who would place from 3rd to 1st among the 30 participants.

Parents have been urged to encourage their children in JHS to participate in the writing competition since it provides them with an opportunity for critical thinking and solution-based analysis of national issues.

“The fact remains that, writers of all ages need an audience and what better way is there to gain one than to enter a writing contest,” the organizers have said.

Why should parents encourage their children to enter into this competition?

Writing contests open boundaries for learners because during the process most students need and do a lot of research which broadens their knowledge.

Writing contests also provide strict limits in the form of deadlines, word count, subject matter and submission procedures.

Contest deadlines help them pace their writing so they can develop, write, and proofread the piece with time to spare.

Writing contests usually have some sort of word limit. Cutting a story or essay down to its most essential core will result in a tighter composition.

Because most contests ask for a specific kind of writing a short fictional story, a patriotic piece, or a poem, for example, students get to fine-tune their skills and focus their writing while practicing with a variety of themes.

Writing on a given topic, even if it doesn’t especially interest them, is good practice for future writing assignments.

It is expected that, most JHS pupils across the country will try their hands on the topic and produce thought provoking solutions that can help Ghana’s education sector.

Mathias Tulasi
CEO-Read Ghana Foundation
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Portia Arthur
CEO- Book Per Child
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