Stephen Apemah-Baah: Video Of OWASS NSMQ Star Receiving Award From Akufo-Addo Goes Viral

Stephen Apemah-Baah: Video Of OWASS NSMQ Star Receiving Award From Akufo-Addo Goes Viral

  • A heartwarming video has shown the moment the President of Ghana awarded Stephen Apemah-Baah
  • This comes as he was named the best male BECE student in the Ashanti Region for 2022
  • Many people who saw the video commended Stephen Apemah for the amazing achievement

An old video showing the moment President Nana Akufo-Addo honoured Stephen Apemah-Baah for his academic achievement at the Independence Day Presidential Awards has warmed hearts online.

This comes after he was named the overall best Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) male student for 2022 in the Ashanti Region.

Photo of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Stephen Apemah-Baah
Stephen Apemah-Baah receives an award from Nana Akufo-Addo Photo credit: @Jonathan Apemah-Gyimah /Facebook and @NSMQGhana/X
Source: Facebook

The viral video shared by Jonathan Apemah-Gyimah on Facebook showed the moment the 16-year-old wearing the uniform of Opoku Ware School walked to the stage as his name was mentioned.

Showing humility and respect, Stephen placed one hand behind him as he shook the hand of the President, received his certificate tube and then proceeded to take a photograph with the first gentleman of the land.

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The heartwarming video was captioned:

"Awww!...God, we're grateful! Congrats've made us proud! Overall, the best BECE Male student in the Ashanti Region

Watch the video

NSMQ has not made the desired impact

Mr Daniel Fenyi, who spoke to about the NSMQ, said the competition is yet to make the desired impact.

He is advocating for the quiz questions to be made into a text material and given to students.

"The quiz has not made any significant impact. The quiz has gradually been turned into a mere game, hence people approach it as they would for any football competition.
"The students 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 sold or given to science students across the country to learn. With this, the frontiers of knowledge could be advanced.

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Netizens congratulate Stephen Apemah-Baah

News of his amazing achievement led many people to the video's comment section, where they commended Stephen Apemah-Baah.

Emmanuel Ekumi Cobbinah stated:

Congratulations to our Professor in the making

Constance Frimpong reacted:

He is just as his father

Amma Lispa commented:

Wow,I have goosebumps ,higher heights my dear, so proud of you

Akua Serwaa indicated:

Congratulations my boy, that's beautiful

Nana Ampem added:

Dada will be smiling. His story has to be told. He was a real MOG. The family will continue to enjoy his fruitful labour. Congratulations Young Man

Stephen Adu-Twum Limb wrote:

Congratulations Steve, very proud of you

OWASS NSMQ team warns remaining schools

Earlier, reported that the National Science and Maths Quiz team of Opoku Ware School has warned the remaining schools in the competition.

A member of the OWASS team revealed that he and his mates were already thinking of the final, which will be held in Accra.

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He said the team had moved on from the defeat suffered in the finals of the regional championship with the focus now on winning the National trophy.

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