The Dominica Grammar School and the Portsmouth Secondary school have moved on to the final of the Rotary Literacy Quiz Competition for first and second form students of secondary schools.
The two schools were victorious in the semi-final round of the competition held at the fort Young Hotel on Tuesday.
Coordinator of the competition, Rotarian Helen Stevens-Marinho, said the Rotary Club was prompted to organize the competition out of concern about young people’s behavior and their lack of knowledge of civics.
It is about their knowlege of “how government works, how society functions, their responsibility to that society” Marhino told Dominica News Online.
She said the club also wanted to improve the students’ ability to communicate and to make them aware of methods of communication.
“Not just words, body language, the whole gamut of things used for communication and how important that communication is for relationships and for their development.” Marinho stated.
Questions for the competition have been drawn from the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Social Science, Integrated/General Science and Information Technology (ICT).
The contest has been organized in four phases among fifteen secondary schools. First, there were internal quizzes in individual participating schools to select their two representatives and that was followed by two group competitions and the semi-finals.
The final of the Rotary Litercay Quiz Competition is scheduled to be held on the 15th of March 2012, in Roseau.