Schools in the Volta Region have thrown their support behind the Keta Senior High Technical School (KETASCO), the region’s representative at this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), to ensure it brings the trophy home.
KETASCO defeated Wesley Girls Senior High School (SHS) and Tamale SHS to make history as the first school from the Volta Region to make it to the grand finale of the prestigious competition.
KETASCO otherwise known as ‘DZOLALI’ will on Friday, November 26, lock horns with two other finalists; Prempeh College and PRESEC Legon, out of the 146 schools, which started the month-long contest taking place in the Ashanti Region.
The stunning performance by the Keta ‘Eagle’ won the admiration of all past and present students of the school and other sister schools from the region, especially the Keta Business College.
People from the region who took to their social media handles to express how proud KETASCO had made Volta.
The Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited Keta, home to the Volta Regional representative of NSMQ 2021 finalists, to find out the level of excitement.
Mr Edwin Mensah, an 85-year old former librarian and old student of Bishop Herman College, Kpando, said he was so proud of the performance put up by the students of KETASCO.
Some students of KETASCO could not hide their joy as they prayed for their schoolmates to do their best to bring the trophy home.
“I’m so proud of them. We’re looking forward to them bringing the ultimate back here. I wish to be selected by the authorities to go and cheer them on that Friday to victory. It’s now or never for the Eagle to fly and fly very high,” Lordina Tettey, a student, said.
Mr Samuel Agbematu, Assistant Headmaster, Academics, KETASCO, said: “It took a lot of hard work for the students to attain that feat.”
Since they stepped onto the campus, they had been training in preparation for the competition, he said, and expressed the hope that they would emerge victorious on Friday.
He commended the efforts of tutors of the School, especially Mr Isaac Boateng and Mr Churchill Kukuia, and the past students, including Dr Ben Boafoah and Dr Emmanuel Agbematu for their roles in training the contesting students.
Mr Agbematu said the school had confidence in the team, especially the star contestant, Bright Gadzo, declaring that “we’ll win the cup not just for us but for Volta.”
Mr Charles Apreko, the Volta Regional Chairman, Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Headmaster of Kpando SHS, assured the contestants that “Volta is behind them.”
“I have a strong belief that we’re bringing the trophy home. All the schools in Volta are sending their congratulatory messages and well wishes. We’re in for the cup.”
“You have contributed tremendously to our efforts in projecting and promoting the Volta Region. We are proud of you, Champs. Congratulations! Come Friday, let the Eagle fly the #NSMQ2021 Trophy to Volta. You can.”
Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, took to his Facebook page to motivate the contestants, saying: “The entire Volta Region is behind you”.