Students of the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC) Legon have assured all their admirers that they will prepare hard to ensure that they win the next edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz.
PRESEC came second in the just-ended edition of the competition.
In the final, PRESEC and St. Peter’s Senior High School were beaten by their colleagues from St. Augustine’s Senior High School, Cape Coast.
St. Augustine’s College led in all the five rounds and ended the grand finale held on Thursday, 11 July 2019 with 39 points with Presec bagging 34 points and St. Peter’s managing 25.
“At end of the fifth round, here are the final scores: St. Peter’s had 25 points, Presec, Legon had 34 and St. Augustine’s College had 39 points,” quiz mistress Dr Elsie Kuaffmann announced at the National Theatre in Accra.
She added: “As far as I am concerned, you are all champions but I have to make some distinctions. St. Peter’s, you have done very well, congratulations but today was tough, the Egyptians were too strong for you. Never mind you have eared GHS1,500 GCB Bank money zone.
“Presec, Legon, congrats as well, you have done very well but the opposition was great for you. Nonetheless, you have earned GHS2,000 in the GCB Bank money zone.
“St. Augustine’s College, congrats on winning the contest, you did it. You have earned GHS 2,340.”
At a point in the competition, Dr Kauffmann had to remind the representatives of Presec to take their time to answer the questions, as they were getting answers that ordinarily, a Presecan would have scored, wrong.
“Patience is sometimes a virtue,” she advised the Presecans.
Right after the competition, some Presecans expressed optimism that they will win the competition next year.
“We believe that our seniors who took part in this year’s competition have a lot to offer us in the future. They have inspired those of us in Form Two to prepare hard for next year,” a student of the five-time champions said.
Another also said: “Next year, we will do the Number 6, we will win big next year. We are going do massive things next year.”
Meanwhile, the students and staff of PRESEC have planned a hero’s welcome for the contestants.