Otumfuo Community Reading Challenge (OCRC)
The Otumfuo Community Reading Challenge (OCRC) is one of the flagship projects initiated by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation in 2021. The OCRC project is a community-based reading challenge organized specially for Junior High School students to promote English and Twi reading, thus encouraging positive reading habits among students. With its sole purpose of enriching students’ communicative skills and promoting the habit and interest for reading, OCRC has been designed to be conducted in sixty (60) selected communities in Asanteman. In each community, one outstanding student is crowned winner known as the OCRC Community Champion in the community where he or she contested.
Competitors are assessed on four (4) key metric areas; Pronunciation, Punctuation,
Fluency, and Speed during the competition. The (60) community champions compete among themselves from a round of 60 through to the quarter-finals and semi-finals. The five (5) champions who emerge from the semi-finals then compete amongst themselves at the grand finale of the competition.
The grand finale is held at Manhyia Palace with a durbar of Chiefs and Stakeholders where the King, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, sits in state to grace the occasion. The Ultimate OCRC Champion for the year is crowned and awarded prizes by the King.