A delegation from Methodist Senior High School, led by the Headmistress Mrs. Winnifred Seibu Arthur and Mr. Benjamin Amoako, Robotics Patron, presented thirteen (13) second-year students in the robotic club who participated and emerged as winners of the World Robotics and Coding Competition organized virtually by Intelik/Robogroup from the USA and Israel to the Director-General and Management of the Ghana Education Service.
Methodist Girls Senior High School, Mamfe Akuapem (MEGHIS) has for the second time in a role won the World Robotics and Coding Competition, known as CoderZ Juniors League. The 2020 virtual edition was contested by five thousand (5000) teams across the world and Robotics Stars from Methodist Girls Senior High School (MEGHIS), who won the preliminary contest in Ghana, emerged as World Winners, after going through six (6) competitive stages of the final competition.
The World Robotics and Coding Competition were made up of twelve (12) regional groups from Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America. All four (4) sets of teams presented by Methodist Girls Senior High School (MEGHIS) at the regional level won in their respective zones and accrued the highest points using Method K20 as their coding key.
The operational challenge for the competition, named BasketBot is a robotics and coding competition that allows participants to code robots to draw balls from baskets into their zone. Participants were given a period of one week to code and submit before the final competition. This competition equips students with knowledge in problem-solving, critical thinking, and the use of virtual platforms which is a tool for learning in the 21st Century.
The grand finale was between Methodist Senior High School from Ghana and Avenues FLL MG Team from Avenue World School based in New York, USA. The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, (Quality and Assess) who received the delegation on behalf of the Director-General, congratulated the team for emerging as world champions for the second time in succession.
“Your achievement will go down into the archives and your names and that of the school have been written in gold for generations unborn to learn from”. “Keep your heads high and remain focused on your studies as you have already demonstrated your prowess to excel in academic pursuit beyond the shores of Ghana”, the Deputy Director-General counseled.