Organizers of National Science and Maths Quiz, PrimeTime Limited Saturday, July 31, 2021, crowned the Obuasi Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) as winners of the maiden edition of the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge.
Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge on the theme “Fighting COVID-19 with Innovative Tech solutions” is a programme to showcase and challenge Senior High School students to apply the practical aspects of their STEM education.
Obuasi Sec Tech after two days of the competition, where the schools had to build their projects from scratch, Obuasi SHTS impressed the panel of judges with their Automated Sanitizing Station to be declared winners.
Their winning project was a complex system that utilized an ultrasonic sensor, an immersion water pump, an electromagnetic switch and an Arduino to ensure minimal physical contact during sanitizing.
The winners, Obuasi SHTS, accrued 307 points and walked away with a whooping GH₵20,000 for the team (students and teacher) and GH₵10,000 worth of science equipment to the school.
Aggrey Memorial SHS for placing second with 293 points earned GH ₵ 17,000 for the team and GHC8,000 worth of science equipment to the school. Prempeh College placed third position with 290 points and was awarded GH₵15,000.
The only all-girls school to participate, Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS, placed 6th with 262 points, Louis Rutten SHS placed 7th position with 255 points and Mfantsipim School placed 8th with 251 points.
Sekyedumase SHS also placed 9th position with 240 points, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS with 10th position with 231 points for designing a ‘Cashbot’, an automated money exchange system to reduce physical contact during transactions.
Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Mrs. Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare, the Managing Director of Primetime Limited thanked the sponsors, schools and teachers for helping to make the programme such a success.