#NSMQ2017 missing bag: We’re investigating – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said it is investigating the circumstances leading to the stealing of the handbag belonging to the Quiz Mistress for the 2017 National Science and Maths Quiz.

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann Thursday had the shock of her life after the finals of the contest when her handbag was stolen.

The bewildered senior lecturer and head of the Biomedical Engineering Department  of the University of Ghana, Legon lost her valuables moments when supporters of the winners Prempeh College mounted the stage to receive their prize.

Dr. Kaufmann told the media her bag contains her valuables such as cash, mobile phone, ID Cards and car and home keys.

Speaking Friday on Morning Starr, the Public Relations Officer of the GES, Rev. Jonathan Betteh described the theft as unfortunate and that the service is investigating the incident.

Prempeh College in the Ashanti region were crowned winners of the 2017 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz.

They beat closest rivals St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School with a two-point difference win in the competition to grab the bragging rights for the fourth time.

At the end of the competition, Prempeh College had 53 points while Aquinas had 51 points and Adisadel College with 31 points.

One hundred and thirty-five schools began the chase for the trophy and only three remained as a triangle of schools from the Ashanti, Central and Greater Accra regions square it off at the National Theatre.

Apart from the news of the theft, the programme was exceptionally organized, said Rev. Betteh.

“I’m very much impressed,” he told host of Morning Starr Francis Abban “about the performance of all the schools that performed yesterday.”

“I won’t say because Prempeh College had the first position, others did not do well. I just want to use this opportunity to say that kudos to all the schools that took part in this Science and Maths programme yesterday, Thursday,” he added.