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Regional News of Monday, 5 May 2008

Source: GNA

Anlo Senior High School wins Constitution Game competition

Accra, May 5, GNA - Anlo Senior High School from the Volta Region on Sunday retained the Ghana Constitution Game Competition when it won the competition organised as part of the Annual Constitution Week celebration.

Anlo, the defending champions, who exhibited high knowledge of the 1992 Constitution, beat the other 10 regional champions at the national championship in Accra.

It won a deep freezer, a megaphone, T-shirts, NCCE calendars and a golden plaque as their prize. The Annual Constitution Week celebration, organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), seeks to sensitize and educate Ghanaians on the tenets of the Constitution. The Week on the general theme: "The Sovereign Will of the People and Election 2008," also seeks to remind all Ghanaians of the birth of the 1992 Constitution, which regulates the affairs of the three arms of government, and protects the fundamental freedom and human rights of all citizens.

The Volta Region champions, Keta Senior High School, placed second whilst the third position went to Pentecost Senior High School, representing the Eastern Region.

The fourth position went to Ada Senior High School representing Greater Accra Region, the fifth position went to Diabene Senior High School from Western Region and sixth position went to Salaga Senior High School from the Northern Region.

Saint Francis Xavier Seminary and Senior High School from Upper West Region took the seventh position, Notre Dame Senior High School, Upper East was eighth, Acherensua Senior High School from Brong Ahafo Region was ninth, Ejisuman Senior High School representing Ashanti Region took the 10th position while Swedru Senior High School from the Central Region took the 11th position.

All the 10 regional champions were each given a 21-inch flat screen television set, a megaphone, T-shirts, NCCE calendars and a plaque. Mrs Augustina Akosua Akumanyi, NCCE Deputy Chairman in Charge of Programmes who supervised the competition, underscored the fact that Election 2008 was very important and consequently, all Ghanaians must help ensure that it was free, fair and peaceful. She appealed to the students to talk to their peers and relatives to keep out of any acts that could lead to violence either before, during or after the December polls.