After fierce competition from five schools at the Accra International Conference Centre, Sogakofe Senior High School in the Volta Region of Ghana has won the 2023 Edition of the High School Renewable Energy Challenge.
Six schools qualified from all 16 zones for the grand finale, according to Energy News Africa. They included Serwaa Kese Girls SHS, Dorma SHS, Kwabre SHS, Mfantsiman Girls SHS, Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS and Sogakofe SHS which won the competition.
The competition was on the theme ‘Mechanised Small-scale Agriculture, Using Renewable Energy Technologies’.
The six competing schools had to present their projects which were critically examined by the panel of judges plus questions about their work.
Serwaa Kese Girls Senior High placed sixth recording 81.3% while Dorma SHS came 5th with 82.4 per cent.
Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS came 4th with 83.5 per cent, with a project on how to solve the Green House problems facing Ghana and how it would help reduce the government’s spending in that sector.
Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS placed 2nd with their hydro-panics planting system which ensures the hygiene of foods, and Sogakofe SHS was 1st with their multi-factional farming equipment.
It digs holes for planting seeds, it plants, helps in irrigating the crops and assists in disinfecting crops at the same time.
All the competing schools and their trainers were rewarded with cash, generators, laptops and other equipment running into thousands of Ghana Cedis.