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Vivo Energy award winners of Bonanza School Challenge


By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

Vivo Energy Ghana Limited has presented bursary awards to the winners of the Vivo Energy Bonanza School Challenge.

The competition was designed as an entertaining way to promote the learning of mathematics among students in classes through the Bonanza Card game.

It was organised by Daffodils Games and Publishing Limited with a sponsorship package coming from the Vivo Energy Ghana. Vivo Energy Ghana financed the bursaries.

The teams that won first place in their classes were presented with a bursary of GHc400, stationery and Daffodils Game Products, while those who won second place were presented with a bursary of GHc300, stationery and Daffodils Game Products.

The prize winners were from basic schools in the Greater Accra region. They include Mamprobi Sempe JHS, Bishop Mixed Junior High, Kwashieman 1 Basic, Accra Sempe 1, Salvation Army ‘B’, Bishop Girls’, and Odorkor 1 Junior High School.

The other schools that participated were Amugi Boundary Road, Kwashieman 2 Basic and Salvation Army ‘A’.

Mrs Shirley Tony Kum, Corporate Communications Manager for Vivo Energy Ghana said her outfit plan to eventually roll the project to other basic schools across the country. “The project is a new-found love for mathematics among pupils and we are proud to have sponsored it,” she added. She stated that the Bonanza School Challenge is been run at a pilot basis.

Madam Elizabeth Chocho Kasim, Headmistress of Mamprobi Sempe 5, one of the participating schools said “gone are the days where pupils run away from class because the maths teacher would have a mental drill in the morning. The teachers have now adopted the game as morning ‘tea’ for the pupils, who find it both fun but also educative.,”

According to the Human Resource and Administrative Manager of Daffodils Games and Publishing Limited, Mrs Marlene Tonyigah the mathematics is often thought of as a difficult subject, so the competition was meant to encourage basic schools to approach mathematics with fun and a positive attitude.



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