The Seventh-Day Adventist (S.D.A) Junior High School in Yendi has won the 61st Ghana Independence Anniversary Inter JHS Quiz Competition in the Yendi Municipality.
They scored 74 points to emerge winners and were closely followed by Yendi Presbyterian Church Junior High School who scored 70 points, while Yendi Riyadudeen JHS came third with 68 points.
In the Senior High School category; Yendi Senior High School emerged first with 75 points, followed by Dagbon State Senior High Technical School with 70 points.
Competitors were tested in the 1992 constitution, Mathematics and Science.
The winning schools were awarded certificates, while the students and pupils representing the schools were awarded individual prizes comprising exercise books, mathematical sets and pens.
The competition was organised by NCCE with support from Yendi Municipal Assembly.
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan Iddrisu, the Yendi Municipal Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) who addressed the participants after the competition called on pupils and students in the area to spend more of their time studying.
He advised them to stay away from hard drugs such as Indian hemp, and the abuse of Tramadol, an analgesic which the youth now consume in very high dosage which could destroy their future.
The NCCE Director reminded them that Ghana needs them as the future leaders and encouraged them to work hard, secure good professions and live honest lives.