Master Angel Arhin, the 2021 second runner up of the inter-continental spelling ‘B’ competition who represented Ghana in Dubai, has been highly commended by the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan for the enviable feat.
The 11-year-old pupil of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School, made history for winning the award in Dubai, making him the first African and a Ghanaian pupil to win that prestigious award.
The contest was organized by the Edupro Organization, Ghana with sponsorship from his parents and the Regional Minister because the Ghana Education Service (GES), has no package for such international events.
Before bagging the award by placing 3rd in Dubai, Master Arhin won the inter-schools tournament in Ghana and went on to represent Ghana at the international level.
He also took the first position in the Africa zone and was awarded prizes, a certificate of participation, and medals.
A team led by Mr Kofi Sekyiama Pobee, the coordinator who spearheaded the Sponsorship for the boy, presented the award to Mrs Assan at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) on Monday.
The Minister encouraged Master Arhin not to rest on his oars but learn hard to excel in his academic pursuit.
She said Master Arhin had made Ghana and Africa proud and that his participation would serve as a model for other young ones to learn hard and justify the investment made in them by their parents.
Mrs Assan indicated that his performance represented the power of his brain which was worth celebrating to encourage the younger generation to learn from his achievement.