Inter-schools quiz organized in Northern Region by Markaz Al Bishara for pupils

An inter-school quiz competition has been held for six Junior High Schools(JHS) in the Northern Region as part of efforts to encourage learning amongst pupils.

The competition, which focused on subjects such as English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, sanitation, child rights and current affairs, was also to engender healthy competition amongst pupils to exhibit their intellectual prowess as well as build their confidence to be assertive to get what they deserved in life.

The participating schools included Katariga JHS, Garizegu JHS, Zagyuri JHS, Nangbagu JHS, and
Gbanyammi JHS in the Sagnarigu Municipality and Bognaayili JHS in the Kumbungu
District and they were each represented by three pupils.

After five rounds of the competition, Katariga JHS emerged winners with 74 points, followed by
Garizegu JHS with 73 points, Zagyuri JHS came third with 67 points whilst Nangbagu JHS, Gbanyammi and Bognaayili JHS secured 48, 44 and 27 points in that order.

Each of the pupils, who represented the participating schools, took home a school bag, a mathematical set, up to 10 exercise books, and pens, whilst Katariga JHS also received 15 textbooks (five each in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) Garizegu JHS received 12 textbooks (four each in the three subjects) and Zagyuri JHS took nine textbooks (three each in the three subjects).

The competition was organised by Markaz Al Bishara, a non-governmental organization, with financial
support from the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), an international non-governmental organization.

Madam Patricia Gyan-Bassaw, Partner Programme Manager of Markaz Al Bishara, advised the pupils not to see the JHS as their last stop in education and encouraged them to set high goals and work at attaining them to become responsible citizens.

Mr Fatawu Imoru, Social Welfare Officer at Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly commended the pupils for
displaying a high level of knowledge to answer the questions advising the schools
to institutionalize such quiz competitions to encourage pupils to always learn.

Mr Mohammed Fuseini, Public Relations and Budget Officer at the Sagnarigu Municipal Education Office
commended Markaz Al Bishara and CCFC for the initiative, and said it
complemented government’s efforts to improve education outcomes in the country.

The participating pupils and their teachers were happy at the opportunity, saying, it would help
to improve performance in their schools.

Markaz Al Bishara has been working in parts of the Northern Region for about 30 years and
focusing on early childhood development, quality education and supporting the
Ghana Education Service to improve supervision at schools.

Aside education, Markaz Al Bishara also works in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene,
strengthening country institutions, child protection and gender equality, and its interventions currently cover 13 communities in the Sagnarigu and Gushegu Municipalities.

How To Surprise🎁 Your Girlfriend👩‍👧On Her Birthday🎂

If you want to make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, there are a lot of things that you can do. You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to make her feel loved and appreciated.

In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:

Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
  • Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
  • Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉
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Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.

As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!

If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!

Take her on an unconventional date.

A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.

If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.

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You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).

Get her a thoughtful gift.

When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!

A few ideas:

  • Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
  • Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)

Spend more time with her than you usually do.

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. This is especially true when it comes to your girlfriend of four years who has been feeling neglected lately and has been complaining that she wants more time with you.

You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?

Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!

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important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!

Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.

Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.

Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.

If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.

Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.

This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!

Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).

Give her a private dance party.

If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.

You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.

If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!

Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.

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For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.

Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.

To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.


You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.

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