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The Third Edition of the Connect Cowbell Western Brain Challenge has ended with Barbara International School coming up tops.

The tensed finals saw representatives of the three finalist schools; Nana Katabra ‘A’ Basic School, a public school representing the Sekondi Takoradi Metro and two private schools, Barbara International School from the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly [EKMA] and the Jomoro district being represented by Peace International School from Half Assini.

They were the last schools standing out of the 27 schools from the 11 MMDAs which started the competition. In all, the Pride of EKMA, Barbara International School won the competition with 114 points while Nana Katabra ‘A’ Basic School came second with 82 points with Peace International School placing third with 63 points.

The winners received a trophy, medals, a laptop each, 8,000 Ghana Cedis cash prize and souvenirs from the sponsors.

The second and third positions received an amount of 3,000 Cedis and 2,000 Cedis for their schools, other consolation prizes and souvenirs from sponsors as well as tablets for each of the contestants.

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Metro Chief Executive for Sekondi Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah, commended the contestants as well as Connect FM for supporting education in the region through the event.

“I really appreciate the efforts of Connect FM for coming out with such innovations which seeks to support education in the region,” he said.

Municipal Chief Executive for Effia Kwesimintsim, Kojo Acquah, was full of praise for the efforts of the contestants especially those from the public school.

“I commend all the schools for their efforts especially Nana Katabra A, being a public school”.

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Station Manager of Connect FM, Ransford Osei Asare, touched on some innovations to expect in next year’s event adding the competition promises to be even bigger and better.

Representative from Promasidor Ghana Limited, Sandra Obayaa Opoku pledged their continuous support for the programme. She added that the company values education and will therefore support events which seek to improve education.

The competition, which began with two municipalities – the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Area and the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipal in 2021 has now been extended to 11 out of the 14 districts of the Western region with Cowbell from Promasidor Ghana Limited being the official sponsor.

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