Western Region emerges victorious in Library Authority’s reading competition.

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The Western Region emerged winners in the maiden edition of the Ghana Library Authority’s National Reading competition held in Accra.

Western Region beat off competition from the Greater Accra Region by scoring 71.5 points; 8.5 more than the runners up who scored 63 points.  came 2nd with 63 points.

The region was represented by Samira Labram and Kwabena Osei, all from Tessark Preparatory School, a private school in Takoradi. They contended with Theodora Ackon Mensah and Jill Kukua Donkor who represented the Greater Accra Region.

The competition forms part of the Library Authority’s 2019 Reading Festival, which was held across the country ostensibly to promote literacy and lifelong learning with focus on the youth.

It is the last of what has been a year long series of reading competitions, organized among basic schools across the country, with schools competing on district and regional levels. The preliminary and knockout rounds produced 22 winners from the regional level to compete for National prize.

Held at the forecourt of the Authority’s head office in Accra, the competition was in three rounds; 1st and 2nd preliminary rounds and the final quiz competition. The winners of the two preliminary quizzes later competed for the grand prize.

Contestants who made it to the final of the competition won cash prizes while all other contestants, were given one year free library subscription.


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