Wesley Girls SHS awarded GHc 20K as Best Performing Female School at NSMQ 2019
- Newmont Goldcorp Ghana awarded Wesley Girls High School for their brilliant performance in the 2019 NSMQ
- Wesley Girls High School was the only female school to reach the semi-finals of the NSMQ
- They received GHc 20,000 from the leading gold producer as award for their performance
Newmont Goldcorp Ghana has awarded Wesley Girls High School as the best performing female school in the just ended 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz.
The Cape Coast based school in the Central Region, was the only female school to advance to the semi-final of this year’s competition.
For their performance, the contestants received a cash prize of GHC 20,000 from the leading gold producer Newmont Goldcorp Ghana
The contestants will also have the opportunity to visit the company’s mines to familiarize themselves with the mines operations.
During their visit, the female students will participate in the New Futures for Girls Leadership Camp, a two-day seminar organized by Newmont Goldcorp Ghana to develop the leadership skills in young women and prepare them for the job market.
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According to the gold mining company, the award is in line with their inclusion value to support girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The company has also said that supporting women in the STEM disciplines would contribute significantly to efforts in advancing the inclusion of women in male-dominated fields such as mining.
Wesley Girls were denied a place in the grand finale of the competition by 2018 Champions, St. Peter’s Senior High School.
That notwithstanding, they proved their mettle after defeating four-time winners Prempeh College and Greater Accra Region giant Achimota School at the Quarterfinal of the competition.
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