2020NSMQ: Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor wins the Academic City Presidential Scholarship worth $40,000 as Best Contestant

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Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor
Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor

Legon- based Presbyterian Boys Senior High School’s most decorated contestant, Daniel Kekeli Gagkpetor has been adjudged the Best Contestant for the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz Competition.

Daniel, who is been described as the ”GAKPETOR EFFECT” during the competition won the Academic City Presidential Scholarship worth $40,000 as the Best Contestant.

The Big Win

The Legon-based Presbyterian Boys Senior High School has defeated Cape coast based Adisadel College and Kumasi based Opoku Ware Senior High School to lift their 6th National Science and Maths Quiz Trophy on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

The event which took place at the Cedi Conference Centre, University of Ghana, Legon saw a lot of expectations from Old Students, Friends and Families of the Contestants from each school.

The longest-running independent program on Ghanaian television was broadcast live on Multimedia Group’s JoyNews and live-streamed on all NSMQ social media platforms. The event was well attended by dignitaries and stakeholders of Ghana’s education sector.

 

Other Awards

The event saw other Schools and Contestants winning several awards.

Below is the List of Awards Recipients

  1. Best Contestant
    the Academic City Presidential Scholarship

Daniel Gakpetor Kekeli
$40,000

  1. Dr Kwaku Mensah-Bonsu Award for Most Impressive Run

Aburi Presby SHTS
Ghc7000

  1. Prof. Maria Awurama Addy for the Best Team

PRESEC Legon
GHc3,000

4. Jacob and Elizabeth Bamfo Memorial Award for Most Impressive Run (Teachers)

Aburi Presby SHTS
Ghc10,000

  1. Three months supply of assorted Dano Milk products

Boa Amponsem SHS

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6. Eugene Arhin’s (Director of Communications at the Presidency) Speed Award

OWASS: GHc2,000
ADISCO: GHc3,000
PRESEC, Legon: GHc5,000

7. Adansi Travels package for all three schools

A trip abroad

  1. MEDIFEM Multi Specialist and Fertility Centre package for all finalists

One year full Medical care

9. ABSA BANK SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

OWASS: GHc20,000
ADISCO: GHc30,000
PRESEC, Legon: GHc40,000

GRAND PRIZES

10. THIRD PLACE
Walks home with GHc20,000 for the school; GHc15,000 for the contestants and GHc15,000 for the teachers
They also receive bronze medals

OPOKU WARE SCHOOL

  1. SECOND PLACE
    Walks home with GHc30,000 for the school; GHc17,000 for the contestants and GHc17,000 for the teachers
    They also receive silver medals

ADISADEL COLLEGE

12. FIRST PLACE
Walks home with GHc 40,000 for the school; GHc20,000 for the contestants and GHc20,000 for the teachers
And Gold medals

PRESEC Legon

NSMQ 2020


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