The Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS), has unveiled the winners of the 2018 international competition which was held in Malaysia last year.
Over the years UCMAS focuses on brain development programme for children within the age of 4 to 14 .The program run for over 300 schools through to 50 centers across the country.
The 2018 champions were given the opportunity to demonstrate their speed and accuracy to the engaged audience with use of abacus, an aged tool specialised for the competitions.
After the competition 38 individuals received various awards for their achievements out of the total of 39 participants who contested in the competition.
Meanwhile the ultimate prize of the competition went to Ms Aseyenedi Esi Tamakloe of Ancilla International School.
Whiles the runner-ups were David Commey, Racheal Larye, Ishmael Nortey of Alpha Beta School and Malik of Al Rayan International School.
Speaking in an interview with Ms. Aseyenedi Esi Tamakloe , appealed to Ghanaian youth to consider UCMAS programme as opportunity to enhance their education especially on arithmetic . She also advised them to enroll in the wonderful programme to better their learning skills.
The Cheif Executive Officer for UCMAS Ghana , Roger Ohemen revealed that the competition is being organised globally to unearth talents in the country who have proven that they can achieve greater heights when given the requisite training.
According to him there is an ongoing partnership between UCMAS Ghana and the Ghana Education Service to extend the reach of the programme to every child in the country adding that they are committed to improving maths and science education.
Mr Ohemeng added that his outfit is working assiduously to extend their programme nationwide, whereas measures are being put in place to assist both private and public schools to engage in the competition.
He promised that winners of this year’s edition will be presented with scholarship opportunities.
Mr.Ohemeng therefore urged government and other stakeholders to support the programme, since they cannot be left out when it comes to supporting education in the country.
On his part Andrews Quaning, the Deputy Director for Science and Mathematics Education, stated that it is exciting and amazing for young people exhibit skills of such quality.
He said that Ghana Education Service is committed to providing a well-round education to develop the child’s concentration, creative thinking, memory power, logical reasoning abilities and to boost their confidence to face impending challenges.