The Sam Jonah Library (formerly called Main Library) has organised a Spelling Bee Competition for basic schools in some communities surrounding the University. The competition was aimed at encouraging school children to cultivate the habit of reading and building upon their vocabulary.The participating schools were the Imam Khomeni Basic School, Archbishop Amissah Catholic School, Towohofo Basic School, Kwaprow M.A Basic School, Amamoma Presbyterian Model School and St. Anthony Anglican School. After the final contest, Archbishop Amissah Catholic school emerged winners, whilst St. Anthony Anglican school and Imam Khomeni placed second and third respectively. Each of the participating schools was given cash prize and books. Speaking at the ceremony, the Assistant Libarian at the Sam Jonah Library, Mrs. Paulina Afful-Arthur, congratulated the participating schools and urged them to take their studies seriously.
Mrs. Afful-Arthur noted that the participants had demonstrated that they really understood what they were taught in the classroom.She encouraged parents to invest in their children's education since such children are the future leaders of the nation. For his part, Mr. Francis Filson, who represented the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mrs. Priscilla Korankye Arthin, commended the schools for their splendid performances.He noted that the dwindling reading habits amongst school children needed to be corrected by educational authorities, schools, corporate organisations, parents and guardians.
On behalf of the Assembly, Mr. Filson presented 200 cedis, a trophy and 30 dual desks to each of the participating schools. For winning the contest, Archbishop Ammisah Catholic School was presented with additional 10 dual desks.
AFB Limited, one of the sponsors of the competition, presented two tablets to the contestants from the Archbishop Amissah Catholic School. In attendance were the Librarian, Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah; Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. J. B. A. Afful; Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Ernest Okorley and Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Koawo Edjah.