Saturday, 22 February

NSMQ2019: We’ll use our knowledge to help the poor – St. Augustine’s College

Representatives of St. Augustine’s College Senior High School who won the just-ended 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz have said they will use the knowledge they are acquiring in school to assist needy Ghanaians in the society.

All three representatives of the school - Newton Jimmy Stephen, Maino Afful Joseph Kwaku, Anthony Papa Eliason - told Quizmistress Dr Elsie Kauffmann before the finale of the competition that after school “we will use our knowledge assist the poor in the society.”

St. Augustine’s College led in all the five rounds and ended 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,” Quizmistress 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 Kauffman 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.

Source: Ghana/

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