The National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) mistress, Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann, felicitated Presbyterian Boy’s Senior High School, Legon (PRESEC), for their win in the recently concluded competition.
During an interview on Starr FM, which 1Family Radio carried, Prof. Effah made the suggestion that the PRESEC competitors are generally adequately prepared for the competition due to the structure their school has put in place.
She continued by saying that although PRESEC students, for example, are required to take quizzes on a regular basis, other institutions appear to be more interested in entertainment, which gives PRESEC the upper hand.
“It seems as if their contestants are preparing well before they even get to the school. So, some young boy, a junior high school student or a basic school student, is watching this program, observing how the school is doing, and deciding that they are going to go to that school.’’
“These days, there are all kinds of quiz programs… they practice there. By the time they get to PRESEC to come and join that team, they already have a head start. Compare this to a girl’s school picking their contestants after mock in the final year. Are they on the same playing field? She asked.
“So, they have the structures in place. At PRESEC right now, I’m sure they have different teams, and they didn’t start this just yesterday. When other schools are singing and dancing, these people are doing quiz programs in the school,’’ she added.