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OCRC Amansie Central: Jackline Oparebea Emerges Winner of Otumfuo Reading Challenge

Jackline Oparebea Larbi, a Form 3 student of Jacobu Roman Catholic JHS in the Amansie Central District, emerged as the Champion of Amansie Central-Jacobu at the Community Stage of the ‘Silver Jubilee’ edition of the Otumfuo Community Reading Challenge (OCRC) 2024 on April 4. This event serves as the District Qualifiers.

Jackline will be representing the Amansie Central District-Jacobu in the OCRC championship in Kumasi.

As part of her award package, Jackline received a cash prize of 500 cedis from the Konahene Special Award in preparation for the main contest.

Her school, Jacobu R/C JHS, was also awarded the Tredehene Special Award of 500 cedis.

Additionally, Jackline received a brand-new rice cooker from the Amansie Central District Director of Education, Nana Pokuaah Amoako.

Speaking to Opemsuo News Reporter Kwaku Wusu Aduomi after the victory, Jackline disclosed that initially, she was afraid of the contest but later got encouraged by her trainer and teachers after the first round of the competition.

According to her, she is very well poised to battle her colleagues in the Kumasi edition.

“The only problem I encountered was the Twi segment, but since I have understood the rules governing the contest, I am going to read widely and correct all the lapses I made to get prepared for the ultimate challenge.
A very big thanks to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his Foundation for such an opportunity. I am also grateful to the Amansie Central Education Directorate for their support,” she added.

On her part, the District Education Director of the Amansie Central District, Nana Pokuaah Amoako, divulged that reading very well as a student helps in all aspects of the subjects offered in school. She said their first appearance in the competition has shown clearly that her district is ready for the challenge.

She also expressed her appreciation to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Otumfuo Foundation, for the opportunity given to Amansie Central to partake in the championship.

“May his Silver Jubilee anniversary celebration be a success. May he continue to reign forever so that we can continue to benefit from his leadership,” she stressed.


Story by Johnson Owusu Aduomi

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