THROUGH BIOLOGY, WE WILL BRING
GHANA TO THE WORLD.
What is Ghana National Biology Challenge?
Ghana National Biology Challenge (GNBC) is a nation-wide individual biology competition for Ghanaian secondary school students. Our high quality exams based on the world-wide biology competition, International Biology Olympiad (IBO), nurture students' ability to test and apply their biological knowledge and skills. We have successfully hosted our first competition on May 2016. Our future competitions will select and train top students to send them to the International Biology Olympiad as a Ghanaian national team.
GNBC is founded and organized by a Ghanaian Non-Profit Organization GhScientific in collaboration with Taiga Araki, a former IBO competitor from Japan. In addition, various organizations, such as Ghana Education Service, University of Ghana, recognize and support our competition.
What is International Biology Olympiad?
The IBO (International Biology Olympiad) is the world’s most prestigious biological competition for high school students across the world. Every year, students from about 70 nations (four members from each country) individually compete against each other in biological knowledge and practical lab skills. Since the participants need to go thorough extremely competitive domestic tournaments to be in the IBO, they are not only top students but also future leaders of their countries.
Moreover, the IBO is not just biology. In the week-long event, there are intercultural exchange events, trips and tours across the host country, and numbers of fun gatherings with other participants from all over the world. The world has many cultural events, but it is hard to find one with 70 countries equally involved and represented, like the IBO.
Three Reasons Why the IBO is Good for Ghana
The IBO will provide a “truly global” experience to selected Ghanaian students because they get to compete and interact with brilliant youths from 70 countries, not just several major countries. The process to be selected and the experience at the competition will give them a great advantage in their future careers.
All Biology Students
The presence of the GNBC and IBO in Ghana will have a positive impact even on those who are not chosen for the national team. The GNBC can serve as a wonderful study goal for all Ghanaian high school students who are interested in science. It encourages students’ active learning.
Intelligent youths with global experiences will have a great impact on the entire Ghanaian society, not just in biology. Many former participants are actively creating
positive differences in their home societies or the world as future global leaders. The GNBC is one of the steps for Ghana to go global.