DPSI Students Represent Ghana in Malaysia

Twelve students from the Delhi Public School International (DPSI) in Ghana are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to compete in the World Scholar’s Cup for the second time.

The students forming three junior teams and one senior team will be participating in the Global Round scheduled to take place from 22nd June to 26th June, 2015.

Over 3000 students from 40 countries will test their brain power against one another through team debates, collaborative writing, scholar’s challenge and a scholar’s bowl.

Participants who excel will qualify for the final round which will be held at the Yale University in the United States of America.

Mrs. Helen David, Head of Department for English and a coach for the students believes the experience from the previous year and hard work will propel the students to the top.

She disclosed that coaching them has been challenging as the curriculum for the tournament was set above the level of the students.

‘The syllabus is beyond their standard and gives them a wide range of areas to learn. Their confidence level has improved, their writing skills, vocabulary and general knowledge has been enriched.’

‘The competition takes care of their holistic development and that is what we want for our kids. These are the crème of the school and they will achieve greatness for us,’ the educationist stressed.

Principal of DPSI, Mr. David Raj said, ‘It is an intellectual programme which enriches the knowledge of students and boosts confidence and public speaking abilities. It teaches them to be leaders in various capacities. I see a total personality change in some of them and they will do exceptionally well in the tournament and future chosen careers’.

The Director of DPSI, Mr. Mukesh Thakwani thinks constructive debate, comprehensive writing, teamwork and knowledge are the key factors that will help anyone succeed in life.

‘Here at DPSI we give different platforms to students to prepare them for life. School is not only about academics. We will always help our kids to put them on the path of greatness so that they will be the leaders who will drive the world in the future,’ he said.

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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