By Jerry Akornor 

Yaa Asantewaa Senior High School has presented a trophy to the Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

The Ghana Education Service in partnership with Cowbell organized the 64th Independence Day Anniversary SHS debate competition.

After a keen contest, Yaa Asantewaa SHS narrowly beat Ola Girls SHS in a charged debate atmosphere with thousands watching the live broadcast through various media. 


Yaa Asantewaa SHS finally emerged as the ultimate prize winner for the competition after an unparalleled display of adroitness on the motion for the debate, ‘Universal testing for Covid-19 is necessary’. 

Speaking during the presentation of the trophy, the Assistant Headmistress in charge of Administration who led the winning team to the Regional Director’s Office, Madam Lydia Osei-Wusu  commended the Old Girls of the school for supporting the team financially. She said the team has made a difference and raised the flag of the school high.


During the presentation on Friday 30th of  April, 2021 Ashanti Regional Education Director, Miss Mary Owusu Afryie congratulated the   Headmistress, the staff and the award winners for making the school and the Region proud. 

She advised students in other senior High schools in the Region to emulate the work done by the award winners and eschew negative acts such as amorous relationships, lesbianism, abuse of harmful drugs etc.

‘’So my advice to all students is that they should concentrate on their books”, she stressed. She also called on students to remain disciplined and dedicated to good moral values and focus on achieving greater heights in the academic ladder

Yaa Asantewaa SHS took home a cash prize of ¢4,000, a laptop for all 4 contestants, Hampers and products from Cowbell.



This is an annual debate contest which is organized throughout the length and breath of the country to mark the independence anniversary celebration.

This year’s grand finale produced two great  Girls’ Schools from the two (2) sectors that is Northern Sector, Ola Girls Senior High School, Ahafo Kenyasi who were champions of the 61st National Edition and Southern Sector, Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School who were the 1st runner up in the 63rd edition of the National Independence Debate. 

Yaa Asantewaa’s team was represented by; Miss Dorcas Abena Anokyewaa , Christabel Avorga, Miss Sally SarmahTwumasi, and Miss Shafikah Mohammed.  Yaa Asantewaa spoke against the motion ‘’THE UNIVERSAL TESTING FOR COVID 19 IS NECESSORY’’

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