- A video of how a Prempeh College supporter reacted regarding the performance of his school in the quarter-finals of NSMQ has gone viral
- The young man was taken aback after the interviewer asked him to speak English
- The young man, however, did not disgrace himself and the school as he spoke fluent English
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The joy of a Prempeh College supporter as he watched his school put up a stellar performance in the quarter-final clash of the National Science and Maths Quiz was almost cut short due to a request made by a journalist.
It happened when the man was sharing his views in Twi mid-way through the quarter-final contest between Prempeh College, Mawuli SHS and Abeitifi Presby SHS.
As he spoke with optimism, the journalist who was asking him the questions suddenly requested that the interview should be conducted in English.
Looking visibly stunned, the young man, who was taken aback by the request, responded by saying, "Ei madam wei."
He, however, did not disgrace Prempeh College as he continued expressing his views, this time in the English Language.
Speaking fluently, the young man said that the quarter-final was simply a rehearsal for the school as it gears up to face Opoku Ware and Pope John SHS in the semis final stage.
Prempeh College will be hoping to advance to the finals of the competition for the second time in a row.
At the time of writing the report, the TikTok video had gathered over 600 likes and 2,000 views.
Watch the video below
NSMQ has not made its desired impact
Mr Daniel Fenyi, an educationist who spoke to YEN.com.gh said more efforts must to made to ensure that the NSMQ that not come forth as some form of mere competition held annually.
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"The quiz has gradually been turned into a mere game, hence people approach it as they would for any football competition. The children only come to show their brilliance, market their schools, and it ends there. There are no innovations or advancement of knowledge in the competition.
At best, the quiz questions can be compiled into a pamphlet and given/sold to science students across the country to learn. With this, the frontiers of knowledge could be advanced".
Keta SHTS get top scorer award
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Keta Senior High School (Keta SHTS) emerged as the top scorers of the day in the ongoing NSMQ, securing a decisive victory with 70 points against Koforidua Sec Tech and St. John's Grammar School.
For their outstanding achievement, Keta SHTS received a prize of GH¢2,000 as a reward for their performance.
Many people took to social media to commend the contestants of Keta SHTS for making the school proud.
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