Former Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Ablakwa after Keta Senior High Technical School qualified to the final stage of the just-ended National Science & Maths Quiz has presented GH¢10,000 to contestants that represented KETASCO.
He on behalf of immediate past Minister for Education, Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang also donated an amount of GH¢4,000 to Francisca Lamini, the first female to make it to the Science and Maths quiz finals in the last eight (8) years.
In a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, Mr Ablakwa said “on behalf of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, I handed over a cash amount of GHS10,000 to the outstanding KETASCO NSMQ team, earlier today.”
The North Tongu Member of Parliament added that “Prof. Opoku-Agyemang requested that the phenomenal Francisca Lamini be given GH¢4,000. Naana Opoku-Agyemang hopes many more girls will be inspired to pursue STEM.”
In a related development, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) Secretary for Women Development, Ohemaah Bediako following the outstanding performance of Lamini Saturday, November 27, 2021, gifted her GH¢1,000.
The donation, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) Secretary for Women Development said follows Keta’s very own Francisca excellent performance in the Science and Mathematics quiz competition on Friday.
Presenting the cash to Keta Senior High Technical School Lamini, the NUGS Secretary for Women Development said “Francisca represents hope for the girl-child and proves that the woman is also capable to make an impact in society.
“Her performance on Friday at KNUST, Geat Hall during the NSMQ contest sends a strong message to her colleague girls that they can also do it should they believe and take their studies serious,” the Women Secretary added.
The Volta-Region-based Keta Senior High Technical School on Friday, November 26, 2021, competed in the 2021 edition of the National Science & Mathematics (NSMQ) with Presbyterian Boys School and Prempeh College.
The Ashanti-Region Senior High School secured 53 points to win the contest while the Legon-based Presbyterian School had 49 points and Keta SHTS, the first school from the Volta Region to make it to the final, had 30 points.