- KNUST JHS in Kumasi has emerged as winners of the maiden edition of Nhyira FM’s Akan Akansie.
- Akan Akansie is an exclusive Akan language and culture quiz competition launched by the Leading
- Akan radio station in the Ashanti Region, Nhyira 104.5 FM.
- The quiz competition was launched for Junior High Schools (JHS) in the region.
Winner of the Maiden Edition
KNUST JHS were crowned winners after they scored 136 points in the finals to lift the trophy.
KNUST JHS managed to lead the competition from the first round to the third round.
They were, however, given a scare by Sacred Heart R/C in the fourth round who managed to overcome their poor start to put in a good fight.
Sacred Heart R/C scored 117 points and placed second in the competition.
After weeks of brilliant showcasing of the Akan language, KNUST, Bogyawe Adventist, Salem Montessori and Sacred Heart R/C JHS have made it to the penultimate.
On Wednesday, the last quarterfinal contest saw Sacred Heart R/C scoring 53 points against 41 to deny Martyrs of Uganda a spot in the Semis.
Bogyawe Adventist also beat Bridge Montessori 54 to 36 points to enter into the box of the semis.
KNUST JHS brought Bodomase D/A on their knees after lashing them 62–34 in the quarter-final stage.
Afuas Lovely could not stand the heat of Salem Montessori and was left crawling at 48 points against 52, giving Afuas the green card to the next stage of the competition.
Nana Kwadwo Appiah Kubi was the Quiz Master.
He is the Anwiankwanta Gyaasehene and Sectional Head for Akan at the Department of Language and Communication Sciences, KNUST.
Nana Appiah Kubi believes the sustainability of the Akan Akansie programme will go a long way to sustain the Akan Language and Culture.