President Akufo-Addo has congratulated Prempeh College for emerging victorious at the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz.
He also lauded the other finalists in a Facebook post on Friday.
Prempeh College beat St. Thomas Aquinas and Adisadel College in a very competitive contest held at the National Theatre on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Prempeh College, who are now 4-time champions of the annual Science and Mathematics competition have received congratulatory messages from various quarters including rival schools.
President Akufo-Addo, a former teacher at Accra Academy, posted that: “Congratulations to Prempeh College for winning #NSMQ2017. Favourites from the start; they justified that tag at the end of the contest. Better luck next time to the other schools.”
Prempeh College, represented by Wonder Sarfo-Ansah and Daniel Osei Badu, took a commanding lead in the first round, but slip a point behind St. Thomas Aquinas in the second round.
They however came back strongly in the 3rd round during the ‘Problem of the day’ after impressively working out the question to claim 7 out of the 10 points at stake.
Prempeh College ended the contest with 53 against St. Thomas Aquinas’ 51 points. Adisadel College, however ended with 31 points.
For their prize, Prempeh College received GHC40,000 and packages from Tigo and GCB Bank, among other products from sponsors.
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