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General News of Saturday, 13 July 2019


NSMQ: Odade3 Ablakwa congratulates APSU Sammi Awuku

The main opposition NDC’s North Tongu MP, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa reached out in a show of sportsmanship to congratulate his political rival, Mr Sammi Awuku, the National Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) with a handshake and a hug after St. Augustine’s College (Mr Awuku’s alma mater) beat the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC, Legon) – Mr Ablakwa’s alma mater – at the grand finale of the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

The two politicians were at the National Theatre to support their almae matres.

After AUGUSCO’s victory over PRESEC and St. Peter’s Senior High School, the lawmaker walked up to Mr Awuku with a broad smile and gave him the thumbs up sign.

St. Augustine’s College nudged off five-time champions PRESEC, Legon and defending champions St. Peter’s Senior High School, Kwahu Nkwatia, Eastern Region.

St. Augustine’s College led in all the five rounds and ended with 39 points with Presec bagging 34 points and St. Peter’s managing 25.

“At end of the fifth round, here are the final scores: St. Peter’s had 25 points, Presec, Legon had 34 and St. Augustine’s College had 39 points,” quiz mistress Dr Elsie Kuaffmann announced at the National Theatre in Accra.

She added: “As far as I am concerned, you are all champions but I have to make some distinctions. St. Peter’s, you have done very well, congratulations but today was tough, the Egyptians were too strong for you. Never mind you have eared GHS1,500 GCB Bank money zone.

“Presec, Legon, congrats as well, you have done very well but the opposition was great for you. Nonetheless, you have earned GHS2,000 in the GCB Bank money zone.

“St. Augustine’s College, congrats on winning the contest, you did it. You have earned GHS 2,340.”

At a point in the competition, Dr Kauffmann had to remind the representatives of Presec to take their time to answer the questions, as they were getting answers that ordinarily, a Presecan would have scored, wrong.

“Patience is sometimes a virtue,” she advised the Presecans.