I-HELP Liberia Math Olympics and Science Bowl Competitions Kickoff In Ganta, As Teachers, Students Express Excitement

Students in high gear at the competition

In its bid to adequately prepare Liberian students in the areas of Science and Math in Liberia, today the I-Help Liberia Project has again organizing two educative competitions including Mathematics Olympics and a Science Bowl amongst eight high schools in the commercial City of Ganta, Nimba County.

Interestingly Liberians themselves spearheaded the process as compared to yesteryear when scholars from the United States conducted and spearheaded the process, but this time were able to serve as observers during the entire competitions.

Students of the participating schools in their number appeared excited as they attentively took their respective positions in preparedness of the competitions on the campus of the Charles Friendly School to listen to coaches of both competitions.

Another view of students at the competition

At the start of the competitions, students of the eight high schools were in high gear putting on their ‘Thinking Caps on’ in order to capture prizes made available by the organizers (I-Help Liberia Project USA) of the competitions.

After hours of questions and answers, the first winner of the Math Olympics, went to the Ganta Public; with the Coach of the team receiving a laptop, while a prize of US$200.00 went to the five quizzing students with each receiving US$40.00 each.

For the Science Bowl competition, the Ganta Public School won the first place, capturing three prizes; a trophy, one macroscope and a cash prize of US$100.00; with each receiving US$20.00. at the same time a student of the Ganta United Methodist School, Clinton Quee received a cash token of US$75.00. from the visiting United States scholars.

Four American scholars currently conducting teachers’ training workshop in Ganta, Nimba County, including Andrew Obus, DaNel Hogan, Margaret Wilch, Nancy Spillane and Heidi Baumgartner arrived in the country last week to help sharpen the skills of Liberian teachers in STEM Education.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.