With the advent of the internet, amazing improvement in mass media and the awesome advancement in information technology, the world has shrunk into what is now popularly called the “Global Village.”
The speed at which information travels from place to place, country to country, and continent to continent now allows for easy exchange of cultures through the internet and other media. Unfortunately, however, this and other conditions combine to tempt the youth into all manner of daring, reckless, violent, scandalous and plainly unworthy and un productive acts.
Many young African, and indeed Ghanaian, youth have abandoned their African values and heritage to adopt alien, often Western, lifestyles and cultures. Hundreds of millions of young people today, have no appreciation of their African background, values and aspirations and little or no faith at all in themselves as Africans and as a result not making progress that will improve their lot. With no self-esteem, their lot is reduced to pessimismlosing faith in themselves as Africans.
This scenario cannot be allowed to fester any further so as not to take an iron-grip on the youth of this nation to demean this important continent of ours. After all,the continent’s healthy future depends on its youth. That is why the station that Projects African Values, Television Africa, has risen to the occasion with the programme titled
Knowing Africa to encourage our youth into exploring where they are coming from in order to make their journey forward easier.
The objective of knowing Africa therefore is to equip the youth with relevant knowledge that will strengthen their confidence to enable them face challenges of tomorrow’s global world.
The competition subjects competing schools insightful quizzes. The maiden edition was aired on the 22nd of August 2009 for tertiary level students. Since then, there have been four editions, with the University of Cape Coast winning the very first, followed by Accra
Polytechnic in 2010 and the University of Ghana in 2011. Following the success of the programme at the tertiary level, a second-cycle level edition was launched in 2012 with 32 senior high schools from across the length and breadth of the country participating in the preliminary rounds.
After 16 weeks of thrilling contests, the grand finale is set to feature Techiman Senior High School and Ghana Senior High School (Tamale) are bearing the torch for schools in the northern sector of Ghana, whilst Accra Academy and Adisadel College represent the south as finalists on Friday, 29th March 2013, at the National Theatre. The show will feature some of the brightest brains in Ghana’s senior high schools today.
The winners of the contest will receive a mouth-watering prize of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 10,000.00), a solid brass trophy and assorted products from LG who are the main sponsors of this competition.
The Minister of Education Professor Naana Opoku Agyeman will grace the occasion as guest of honour to launch a renaissance into Ghana’s schooling.
come support your Alma Mater on this historic date at the National Theatre on Friday, 29th March 2013 at 12:30pm prompt in what is bound to be, indeed, a thrilling competition!
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