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Inter-School Reading Quiz

Embark on a literary journey like never before! ๐Ÿ“šโœจ The 2023 edition of our Inter-School Reading Quiz is set to elevate the joy of reading, celebrating Accra’s designation as UNESCO’s World Book Capital from April 2023 to April 2024. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ†

We’re inviting all basic schools in Ghana to join the competition and sign up their Cubs (learners) ages 6-14. Get ready for an epic showdown as hundreds of private schools compete for the chance to participate in the ultimate quiz challenge! But wait, there’s more – this quiz isn’t just about winning, it’s about promoting the love for reading and creating a vibrant reading culture in schools across Ghana. We are thrilled to announce that we’re opening up participation to a wider range of schools.

Four public schools have been invited to join the competition, including the Madina, Dansoman, and La Wireless Clusters of Schools, as well as those under the Accra Metro Directorate. From registration to qualification, auditioning to the actual competition, this event is sure to be a blast! Get ready to show off your reading skills and compete against the best schools in Ghana! Let the reading games begin! ๐ŸŒŸ


๐Ÿ“šThe Inter-School Reading Quiz isn’t just a quiz; it’s a mission to transform young minds into reading enthusiasts! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ“– For thisย  journey filled with joy, excitement and a whole lot of learning here is what success looks like;


Quest for the Love of Reading

We’re on a mission to make reading a passion! Get ready for an avalanche of fun stories that turn every page into a thrilling escapade.


Literacy Skill Mastery

Dive into the world of words and emerge a literary super hero! The Inter-School Reading Quiz is your secret weapon for boosting reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.


Journey around the World

Let’s explore literature from every corner of the globe! The Inter-School Reading Quiz introduces children to a story spectrum,ย  fostering cultural awareness and understanding.


Community Reading Fiesta

It’s not just a quiz; it’s a neighbourhood celebration! Parents, schools, and local organizations โ€“ everyone’s invited to join the reading parade.


Educational Team-Up

Schools, libraries, and institutions unite! Collaborate, share ideas, and make education a joyous carnival.


Parent Palooza

Parents, gear up for a reading rendezvous! Engage, read together, and be the cheerleaders for your little champs.


Celebration & Trophies Galore

Achievements deserve a grand celebration! Inter-School Reading Quiz brings certificates, awards, and recognition, turning every reader into a literary superstar.


Reading for a Lifetime

Beyond the quiz, we’re planting seeds for lifelong learners! Let the Inter-School Reading Quiz be the spark that ignites a love for reading forever.

Stages of The Inter-School Quiz

Registration & warm-up
(Extended to 14th February, 2024)

๐Ÿ“šโœจ Inter-School Reading Quiz Grand Launch – Ready, Set, Register! ๐Ÿš€
The countdown begins from now till February 14th, 2024, as we kick off the Registration and Warm-Up phase of the Inter-School Reading Quiz! ๐ŸŽ‰โœ๏ธ Schools, this is your golden ticket to a literary adventure.ย 

During this period, schools will have the opportunity to register for the competition for a fee of Ghs 400. Once a school has registered, learners can sign up for a fee of Ghs 200 per learner.

Learners would have access to the Perbi Cubs Digital Library Platform where they can read books, take quizzes, and earn points.ย  Learners will be taught how to navigate the platform and will get the opportunity to familiarise themselves with it.

Points earned during this stage do not count towards the qualification stage.

Qualification (15th February - 7th March, 2024)

There will be 16 schools participating this year:
12 private schools and 4 Public schools. Public schools will participate by invitation while private schools will be selected through the qualification contest.

  1. All schools who complete the registration will enter a 5-week qualification contest
  2. All points earned by Cubs during this period will count towards qualifying for the main contest.ย 
  3. A daily top 50 school ranking will be published, so you can keep track of your progress and see how you stack up against the competition.ย 
  4. The top schools will be determined by a combination of total reading points and school population, so every school, big or small, has a fair chance of winning.

Top schools will be determined by total reading points and school population as follows:

  • Schools with a population of 200 and below : Total reading points/total population.
  • Schools with a population of 200 to 400: Total reading points/70% of the school population
  • Schools with a population of more than 400: Total reading points/50% of the school population

So what are you waiting for? Register your school today and get ready for an exciting competition that will put your school on the map!

Audition (8th March - 16th March)

The audition will be to screen cubs to confirm that they actually read the books that they obtained points for. If a cub is not able to answer simple questions from a random sample of books they earned points for, their points would be removed from the schoolโ€™s total. The final list of top 12 schools to proceed to the actual contest will be determined after the screening.

Three of the top ten cubs from the qualifying period will be chosen by their respective schools to represent them. Final contestants should be submitted by the school by Monday 18th March 2024. Join us for an unforgettable day of literary brilliance, where the auditions go beyond screening โ€“ it’s a celebration of achievements, fun, and well-deserved rewards for all our 500 reading stars! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ†

Actual contest (23rd March - 20th April)

For each contest, contestants will be given a set of books to read to prepare for the quiz. All questions will come from the assigned books for the particular contest.

Every contest will have 3 rounds. The specifics of each round will be explained to the contestants and participating schools before the start of the competition. The timelines for the various rounds are stated down below;

Round of 16
(23rd March)

4 thrilling contests each with 4 competing schools will be held on this day. This will be streamed live on our social media platforms.

Quarter Finals
(6th April 2023)

8 schools from the round of 16 would qualify for the quarter-finals. There would be 4 quarter-final contests with 2 schools each. Catch the excitement of the biggest reading tournament in Ghana on National TV.

(13th April 2024)

4 schools from the quarter-finals would qualify for the semi-finals. There will be two semi-final contests with two schools each. Get ready for some thrilling action as the quarterfinals are all set to be broadcast on national television!

Finals and 3rd Place Contest (20th April, 2024)

Get ready to witness the ultimate battle of champions! As the semi-final rounds come to a close, only two outstanding performers will earn their spots in the highly-anticipated final contest. Meanwhile, the other contestants will have the chance to prove their mettle in the intense 3rd place contest. It’s going to be a nail-biting experience, so brace yourself for an unforgettable ride!

Celebration Time!!!

After the thrilling finale, we will have an explosion of festivities at the Celebration of Champions Programme scheduled for the same day. Our reading champions will receive fabulous prizes in the form of trips outside and within Ghana, attractive cash prizes, and even more exciting surprises. We will also celebrate Cubs who have performed brilliantly with our other reading challenges.

How to participate๐ŸŽ‰


๐ŸŽ‰ Join the Reading Fiesta – How to Participate in Inter-School Reading Quiz! ๐Ÿ“šโœจ
Ready to dive into the literary adventure? Here’s your roadmap to participate in the Inter-School Reading Quiz:

  1. ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ School administrators should fill out the Inter-School Reading Quiz registration form โ€“ the gateway to the Inter-School Reading Quiz experience!
  2. ย ๐Ÿ’ฐ Pay a registration fee of Ghs 400 for private basic schools
  3. ย ๐Ÿ“… Book an appointment for a spectacular engagement with Cubs and other stakeholders. Let the reading conversations begin!
  4. ย ๐Ÿš€ Sign up your cubs for GHS200 and let the warm-up commence! It’s a period of reading, exploring, and getting cozy with the Inter-School Reading Quiz platform.

Ready for the reading revolution? It’s more than a quiz; it’s a celebration of stories, knowledge, and limitless fun! ๐Ÿš€

Prize Packages For Winners


๐ŸŒ Attention, young explorers! Get ready for a thrilling adventure! ๐ŸŒŸ

  • The 3 contestants and one representative will win a 2-week library tour across Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal in Canada! Explore and have a blast!
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Cash prizes await! Plus, scholarships to participate in the Spelling Bee!๐Ÿ
  • ๐ŸŽ Exciting product giveaways and a shiny trophy for your school!
  • ๐Ÿ“บ Lights, camera, action! The winners get a premium feature on our amazing TV show!

Ready to dive into books and win awesome prizes? Sign up now and let the reading fun begin! ๐Ÿ“–โœจ

  • The 3 contestants and one representative from their school will win an amazing 2-week tour across vibrant cities in Ghana! Explore, discover, and make unforgettable memories!
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Cash prizes and school trophies await YOU! Plus, scholarships for spelling bee champions! ๐Ÿ
  • ๐ŸŽ Exciting product giveaways to top it all off!
  • Winners get a special feature on our fantastic TV show!ย  YAYYY!๐ŸŽŠ

Pack your bags and embark on an incredible journey through Ghana’s wonders! Sign up now and be part of this extraordinary expedition! ๐ŸŒŸโœˆ๏ธ

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Win cash prizes for YOU and your school! Plus, scholarships to join the spelling bee action! ๐Ÿ
  • ๐ŸŽ Exciting product giveaways up for grabs!
  • ๐Ÿ† Your school gets a trophy to proudly display! ๐ŸŽ‰
  • ๐Ÿ“บStep into the spotlight! Winners shine on our exclusive TV show!

Join the journey, and win big! Sign up now for your chance at fantastic rewards! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“š

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Score cash prizes for YOU and your school! Plus, scholarships for spelling bee champions! ๐Ÿ
  • ๐ŸŽ Exciting product giveaways await!
  • ๐Ÿ… Your school claims a shining trophy to honor their victory! ๐ŸŽ‰
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Winners get a featured showcase in our exclusive TV show!

Register now for a chance to claim these amazing rewards! ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

  • ๐ŸŽ Dive into awesome product giveaways that’ll make your day brighter!
  • ๐Ÿ“บ Get ready to shine on our dazzling TV show! It’s your time to steal the spotlight!

Come join the fun, win cool prizes, and make your mark! Sign up now and let the excitement begin! ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ“บ”

๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ…Inter-School Reading Quiz TV Show

Get ready for an exciting twist! The Inter-School Reading Quiz is gearing up for its own TV show, just like the fantastic Kaneval Diaries!๐ŸŽ‰ This program is all set to capture the visual journey of our friendly reading competition, spotlighting the joy and impact of reading.โœจ Stay tuned! Itโ€™s going to air (tentatively) on TV3 in the first quarter of 2024. Itโ€™s not just a show, itโ€™s an adventure full of the thrill that comes with diving into the world of books!๐Ÿ’ซ

About Kanรฉval

Kanรฉval, organised by Perbi Cubs, a proud official partner of UNESCO Accra World Book Capital (AWBC) 2023, is all about spreading the joy of reading! Weโ€™re on a mission to make reading exciting and accessible, especially for children in basic schools who are yet to discover the adventure of immersing in a good book. Join us as we celebrate the wonders of stories and the power of literacy!๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ“š.

๐Ÿค”Unfortunately, reading for pleasure is not really valued in our society. Instead of seeing it as the superhero skill, it is often treated like a chore, a punishment or even a necessary evil. Changing that mindset is a tough nut to crack!๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Now hereโ€™s the secret: the love for reading is like a superpower!๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿ“ƒResearch says it loud and clear, that the love for reading is a stronger indicator of a childโ€™s success in school and their future career than even their parentsโ€™ level of education and socioeconomic status!๐Ÿ“–โœจ

Kanรฉval? Itโ€™s a creative mix of โ€œcarnivalโ€ and the Ga word โ€œkanรฉ,โ€ which means โ€œto read!โ€๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŸ Our special tool to tackle the root cause of the literacy problem by promoting the joy of reading. Kanรฉval boasts of an impressive lineup of events, from awesome in-person gatherings, to epic online happenings, Kanรฉvalโ€™s got something for every cub! ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’ป

Kanรฉval kicked off its launch on 11th May 2023 at Alpha Beta Education Centres, home to one of Perbi Cubsโ€™ several, amazing digital libraries.๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“– In attendance were dignitaries from the Ministry of Education, UNESCO, AWBC, Reach for Change, and the Mastercard Foundation.โœจ Vibrant learners from the Dansoman B Cluster of Schools were also present.โฃ๏ธ

๐ŸšŒAs our Kanรฉval bus keeps rolling from school to school, guess whatโ€™s brewing?โš—๏ธ The Kanรฉval Diaries๐ŸŽฅa vibrant TV show capturing every epic moment of our bookish adventure packed with fun activities!๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰ Brace yourselves for 2024 because weโ€™re dropping not one, but TWO seasons, each packed with 13 episodes of reading fun!๐Ÿ˜„ Tune in to Joy Prime TV (tentatively) as we kick off the first season in early 2024, with the second one slated for later in the year. Get set to binge-watch the joy of Kanรฉval right from your screens!๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ฑ


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