At their 6th Academic Excellence Awards, Gati Foundation awarded some schools in Ketu North district of the Volta region as part of the ways to help them improve in their academics. The event which was held in Penyi saw over 350 pupils drawn from 67 schools around the region to compete. About 7 winners emerged from the competition.
The Gati Foundation awards ceremony which has been held every year for more than five years now, is aimed at promoting education in the district. It is also aimed at motivating pupils across the district to pursue academic excellence as well as encouraging both teachers and students to compete with schools in the big cities.
The following schools and pupils received awards during the ceremony:
- Fiakuna Christian, the first prize winner , from Kporkuve JHS received GHC 700, a certificate, books and souvenirs. He also received packs of pen, a set of jersey and a football for his school.
- Vehem Mawunyo International School was adjudged the best school in the district. Two pupils from the School in Dzodze, Danyo Godwin and Tuglo Ebenezer who had the 2nd and 4th positions respectively went home with certificates, books and cash prizes.
Other winners included: Ahiataku Maclean and Adika Prince from Mawuli School complex, Dzodze, as well as Borkorvi Shelter and Danyo Maxwell from Mac Tetteh Int. School, Dzodze and King of Glory International School, Penyi, respectively.
At the ceremony, the founder of Gati foundation, Dr. John Gatsi, encouraged pupils across the region to take their academics seriously, and to work hard and make good use of the opportunity given to them. Dr John Gatsi also said that there are training programmes or workshops organised by the foundation for teachers to enhance their teaching skills.
The Administrator of Vehem Mawunyo School, Evans Mawnyo Tsikata who spoke on behalf of the district thanked the foundation and commended their contributions in the Ketu North district, and equally encouraged the pupils to make good use of their opportunity.