Gyaama Pensah Secondary Technical School, a senior high school at Aboaso in the Ashanti Region in the Republic of Ghana has been crowned the national champions of the ‘2021 High School Renewable Energy Challenge’ organised by the Energy Commission.
The school, which was represented by Miss Janet Ohemaa Nkansah and Miss Nolgo Christolove Arthur in the finals beat five competing schools to emerge winners at the event that took place at the Accra International Conference Centre, last Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Mfantsiman Girls SHS in Saltpond in the Central Region, represented by Miss Bridgette Elikplim Boafo and Miss Abigail Esinam Hededzi came second while Navrongo SHS in the Upper East Region, represented by Miss Mohammed Falilatu and Miss Pwasam Shulamite came third.
Mamfe Methodist Girls’ SHS in the Eastern Region came forth with Accra Technical Training Center securing the fifth position while Acherensua SHS in the South Asutifi District of the Ahafo Region secured the sixth position.
The schools presented different prototypes of energy generation projects made from renewable sources.
Each participating school received a cash prize.
The competition, initiated by the Energy Commission, in collaboration with the Bui Power Authority and the Ghana Education Service (GES), sought to create education and awareness in renewable energy and its efficiency among schools across the country.
It is also to help develop research skills, promote technical innovation in renewable energy efficiencies in the students for them to develop the passion for solving renewable energy challenges, climate change issues and encourage hard work through public recognition and rewards.