The 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) the St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast has received a donation worth ¢20,000 from its former students’ group.
The motive of the donation by the past students who call themselves Realists, Traditionalists, and Atheists was to motivate the 2021 NSMQ Team to bring back the trophy to the school.
In 2019, St. Augustine’s College emerged the winners of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) after upstaging five-time record champions Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon, and three-time winners St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia in the final.
Nana Amissah Dadziebo, a representative of the group, says Traditionalists, Realist, and Atheist Society of the past students would continue to support the school’s team for the NSMQ.
“We came back as past students to support our young brothers who would be representing the school in the NSMQ. We have the belief that they would bring back the trophy.” – Nana Amissah Dadziebo said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the contestants, Mr. Francis Addo-Mensah, the Assistant Head of St. Augustine’s College, promised the group that teachers and students would give off their best to bring back the Science and Maths Quiz Trophy to the school.
The group stated that they have been giving students fruits every weekend as a way of encouraging them to stay fit and healthy for the competition and that they would end their gestures with goat soup to the NSMQ 2021 contestants and team to motivate them to do their best for the school by winning the trophy.
The National Science & Maths Quiz seeks to promote the study of Science and Mathematics in Ghana.
This programme has been popular at unearthing local young scholarly talent since 1993 and was adjudged the CIMG TV Programme of the Year 2017.