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Head of Agogo State College, 2 others, interdicted in NSMQ2019 cheating

Three tutors of Agogo State College have been interdicted following allegations that the school cheated in the qualifiers of the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz competition.

They are Kwadwo Yiadom Boakye, Head Teacher; Nicholas Budu Marfo, Assistant Head Teacher in charge of academics and Coordinator for the Science and Maths Quiz competition, Francis Adjei, who is also said to be head of the school’s Science Department.

Their suspension is to allow investigations into how the school fielded an unqualified candidate in the Ashanti Regional qualifiers which they won.

The Ashanti Region school, according to organizers of the 26-year-old quiz, fielded an unqualified contestant in the region’s qualifiers.

“Tweneboa Kodua SHS, which placed second in that contest, will take their place,” a statement from Primetime said.

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Agogo State College was subsequently replaced with Tweneboa Kodua SHS for the national contest currently taking place at the R.S Amegashie Auditorium of the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra.

Myjoyonline has learnt that officials from the Asante Akyem District Education Directorate visited the school on Thursday, July 4, and announced the interdiction of the three tutors to make way for investigations into the circumstances that brought shame to the school.

A formal statement is expected to be issued by the Ghana Education Service to that effect, a source has said.

Agogo State College qualified to the preliminary stage of the 2019 competition with 46 points, beating favourites, Tweneboa Kodua SHS who amassed 25 points.

Save their disqualification, the Agogo-based school would have made a return to the nationals of the coveted competition after three years of sitting on the sidelines.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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