NSMQ2021: Otumfuo pledges support
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has pledged to support the book runners of National, Science and Maths Quiz to take the competition to the next level.
Speaking at the grand finale of NSMQ2021 at Kumasi on Friday 26 November 2021 between PRESEC-LEGON, KETASCO and Prempeh College, Otumfuo in a speech read on his behalf promised to “partner managers and sponsors of the competition”.
According to Otumfuo, the transformation of Ghana will depend on science and Maths.
Otumfuo said it is a science and Maths that will lead to the transformation of Ghana.
Otumfuo said this in a speech read on his behalf by Asakyirehene, Nana Prof Mensah Bonsu, at the grand finale of the National Maths and Science Quiz being held at KNUST in Kumasi today 26 November 202.
The grand finale is being contested by Prempeh College, 4-time winners of the competition; PRESEC the 6-time winners, and KETASCO which is making first appearance at the Champion-of-Champions of the competition.
He expressed profound gratitude to Primetime, the organisers of the competition for striving to make the competition a successful one annually.
He urged primetime to collaborate with the Otumfuo Foundation to promote education.
Meanwhile, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof Opoku Amankwah pledged the GES support for the National Science and Maths Quiz, saying it is a way of nurturing STEM education.
Prof Opoku noted that Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education places emphasis on preparing future generations to be successful in their careers.
He noted that preparing today’s learners to become innovators and inventors tomorrow begins with the STEM programme.
Prof Opoku was deputized by the Director of Science Education at the GES, Olivia Osei Opare.
At this stage, finalists are expected to pick up various prizes.
KETASCO is making the first appearance at the grand finale of NSMQ2021, PRESEC-Legon Boys has made 8th appearance but won 6 trophies with Prempeh College making 6 appearance and won 4. If the reining Champions PRESEC-Legon Boys wins today’s contest, the become 7-times Champions. If Prempeh College wins, the become 5-champions. KETASCO becomes the first-time winners if they carry the day.
KETASCO’s Contestants of NSMQ2021
Prempeh College’s Contestants of NSMQ2021
PRESEC-Legon Boys’ Contestants of NSMQ2021
NSMQ: KETASCO books final spot to battle PRESEC and Prempeh
KETASCO has defied all odds to qualify for the grand finale of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) after beating competitions from Tamale Senior High School and Wesley Girls’ Senior High School in the semi-finals at the KNUST Campus.
KETASCO started the contest on exciting note, winning the first and second rounds only to score 0 out of 10 in the third round, dubbed ‘Problem of the Day’.
Having put their nose to the grindstone, they quickly put themselves together and won the remaining two rounds to emerge winners of the semi-final with 53points.
The closest contender was Wesley Girls Senior High School managed to poll 35 points and Tamale Senior High School garnered 31 points.
KETASCO will battle PRESEC and Prempeh College at the grand finale of the NSMQ slated for Friday November 26, 2021.
KETASCO becomes the first school from the Volta Region to make it to the grand finale of the NSMQ after the school puts up splendid performance.
For sixty-eight (68) years, KETASCO has produced prominent personalities, serving in various fields, capacities, across the nooks and crannies of both Ghana, abroad and among those are former Rector of Ghana Institute of Journalism Dr. Wilberforce Dzisah, Dr. John Kutor, Prof. John Gatsi and others.