Last Updated on September 21, 2020 by MyGh.Online
Breast Care International has announced the initiative of holding a breast cancer quiz for Senior High School students across Ghana in 2021.
This, according to the Organisation, is as a result of the impact the competition has on thousands of students on the adverse consequences of breast cancer in the Ashanti region since its inception in 2017.
The three finalists who won this year’s Independence breast cancer quiz competition received their awards in a ceremony held at the Peace and Love Hospital at Oduom in Kumasi.
The competition was in collaboration with the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC) and supported by Jackson College of Education.
Opoku Ware School hosted this years’ competition and won, in a highly competitive contest.
St Hubert Seminary/Senior High School, and Barekese Senior High School, secured second and third positions respectively.
Opoku Ware received a Universal Serial Bus (USB) and a set of speakers while St Hubert had a double decker refrigerator and Barekese SHS however took home a 32-inches flat screen digital television.
The said schools received a cash amount of GH₵ 1,000, GH₵ 800, and GH₵ 500, respectively, plus some test and exercise books.
The President of Breast Care International, Dr Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, applauded the schools for putting out a good show during a competition.
She urged them to prepare effectively for next year’s national competition and win for the Ashanti region.
Dr Wiafe-Addai says it is meant to reach out to teeming youth across the country to educate and equip them to better understand breast cancer.
Winners of the competition commended the organisers for their relentless efforts in organising the event to educate students on breast cancer.
They pledge to use knowledge acquired to educate colleagues and relatives at home to reduce cases of breast cancer.