Press Release Whiz Kids season three wraps up (March 27, 2024) - The third season of the Guyana Learning Channel’s Whiz Kids wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon with Oshen Sooknanan from the Qayyim Academy in Region Three emerging as the 2024 champion.

The finals which were held at the Arthur Chung Conference Center saw Oshen, Regan Beckles from the Friendship Primary School and Rachel Sawh from the Montrose Primary School competing for the title. The pupils answered an array of questions from four categories, English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.

The competition began with each pupil answering a series of questions in the lighting round which earned them points for the final round. After an intense final round with each pupil racing to provide the correct answer, Oshen emerged the winner with 160 points. In second place was Regan Beckles with 155 points and in third place with 140 points was Rachel Sawh.

In brief remarks, the Honourable Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand congratulated the pupils who participated. She also commended the team at the Guyana Learning Channel for the work put into producing Whiz Kids.

She noted that the Guyana Learning Channel played an important role in education delivery while schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Manickchand highlighted that daily the channel produces content, which is not only educational but also interactive and entertaining.

Head of Distance Learning – Ms Anieshaw Mohamed said that over the last three years, Whiz Kids has not only improved its content but it has also increased its viewership. She reiterated that the Guyana Learning Channel is committed to developing content which will help students across all levels learn in fun and creative ways.

The game show features Grade Six students from various primary schools competing against each other by answering questions in four categories (Mathematics, English Language, Science, and Social Studies).


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