Master Andy Apau Jecty, a 12-year-old Junior High School (JHS) 1 student of the VRA International Schools, Akuse, has received an
award in the bronze category of the 2017 edition of the Queens Commonwealth Essay competition. The award was presented at an event held at the premises of the British Council, Accra, under the auspices of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) to commemorate Commonwealth Day.
For his prize, he received a Bronze-award Certificate. Speaking in an interview with the VRA News, Master Andy Jecty said, "his desire to see a peaceful world motivated him to participate in the competition." He urged the Management of the Commonwealth of Nations to work harder to bring lasting peace to its member countries especially those in Africa. The aspiring Medical doctor used the opportunity to advise his mates to take their learning seriously and endeavor to participate in future external competitions.
Mr. Reuben Kugblenu, Supervisor, VRA International Schools, Akuse, also shared with VRA News that for Andy's outstanding performance, the Management and the Old Students Association were collaborating to give him a befitting reward at the school's impending Speech and Prize-Giving Day in June this year. The 2017 edition of the Essay competition saw over 12,300 young people from across the Commonwealth nations reflecting on the topic: 'A Commonwealth for peace.'