“WHO’S MOVING AND WHO’S DROPPING”
The Central Liberian qualifying rounds of the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives National Academic Challenge Competitions made of Bong Nimba and Margibi County (LMDI-NACC) open today at Ganta with Nimba County fielding at least 10 schools from Saclepea and Ganta to compete for the county’s semi-final at Sanniquellie tomorrow, Thursday, as Director John Kollie renews calls for urgently needed funds and support to the competitions.
First here at Ganta, at least 10 High Schools from Saclepea and Ganta itself have converged to compete in what will be a fierce battle for the single space to the county semi-final at Sanniquellie on tomorrow Wednesday. At Ganta, the schools from Saclepea and Ganta will fight in the qualifying rounds for the first place and the winner will then head to Sanniquellie, capital of Nimba on Thursday to combat the potential winner there for the county’s only space to the regional qualifiers early next week.
Following the Nimba County qualifying rounds on Thursday, the central regional LMDI qualifying competition in the National Academic Challenge Competition will take a break for the latest edition of the LMDI People to People media and community outreach forum named and styled THE DIALOGUE on Natural Resource Governance in Liberia at YEKEPA in Nimba County on Friday.
The Central Region qualifying rounds will then resume on Monday next week with Bong County’s session where another set of at least 10 schools are expected to compete for Bong’s only space to the regional LMDI-NACC qualifying rounds.
Margibi County County, closer to urban Liberia from the Central Region will be the last of this latest leg of the LMDI journey to complete the Year Four (4) session of the LMDI National Academic Challenge Competition. The LMDI-NACC games are moderated by Moderators Adam Togba and Mark Tingban.
The LMDI-NACC sessions nation-wide are conducted under the organization’s child and youth sensitive People to People media and community outreach blended platform, TOMORROW’S PEOPLE, one of three run by the LMDI. The other two platforms are THE DIALOGUE and DUCOR DEBATES.
LMDI Director John Kollie says the latest conduct of the National Academic Challenge Competition is the marred by a grim lack of resources to sustain the set of competitions, the nation’s only nationwide all inclusive academic brain teasing games for Liberian school children and youths of all levels.
The LMDI-NACC is inclusive of High School General Knowledge Quizzing for Boys and Girls, Spelling Bee and Multiplication table competition for primary school children across the nation.