Francisca Lamini: Brilliant Ketasco NSMQ 2021 contestant becomes first female to make it to NSMQ Finals since 2013

Keta SHTS made history for the first time as the only school in Volta Region to qualify into the final stage of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

A brilliant young lady who represented Keta SHTS (Ketasco) in the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is the first female to contest in the Finals of the NSMQ in the last 8 years.

Francisca Lamini has become the lady of the moment after joining two boy’s from Ketasco who led the school into the Finals of the NSMQ.

Francisca Lamini received appluase from well known persons in the Ghanaian society and from social media users for her stellar performance in the 2021 NSMQ.

In 2013, Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS – Saltpond led by Grace Ansah and Adwoa Serwaa Adunyah became the second all-girls school to make an appearance at the NSMQ Grand Finale.

This feat was more impressive when put in perspective – the first time an all-girls school made an appearance was 14 years earlier when Wesley Girls High School faced off Mfantsipim School in 1999 final.

Below are few reactions on Francisca Lamini compiled by from social media:

“When I see women do the extraordinary I get goosebumps all over, congratulations Francisca, girl you have made women proud win or no win, kudos we all love you” – Tima Kumkum

I particularly want to meet Francisca Lamini from KETASCO, the excellent young lady who emerged as the only female in the NMSQ 2021 final – I wish her and all other female prospects the very best in academia and other endeavors.Hon Kwaku Citizen

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Ketasco’s journey so far

During the semi-final stage on Tuesday, November 23, Keta SHTS polled 53points, Wesley Girls’ High School had and 35points and Tamale SHS 31points.

The school was presented with the Goil Riddle Bonanza, worth Gh¢ 2000 for solving 3 out of the 4 riddles in Round 5 of their semifinal contest.

Elsewhere, the three competing schools: Keta SHTS, Wesley Girls’ High School, and Tamale SHS also earned Gh¢3180, Gh¢2100 & Gh¢1860 respectively in the Absa Bank Ghana Money Zone based on their total scores in their Quarterfinal contest.

In the Finals of the NSMQ 2021, Keta SHTS slugged it out to Prempeh College who emerged the winner with 53 points at the end of the contest.

Keta SHTS scored 30 points and were 2nd runner ups in the NSMQ 2021.