Earlier this year, I was invited to speak at the National Science and Maths quiz competition. This year, as part of the contests, Primetime, which organizes the National Science and Mathz quiz on TV, introduced a section where various people speak before the contests to motivate the Ghanaian senior high schools students as well as others present. +Bubune Adih who was part of the victorious Mfantsipim squad of 1999, spoke. +Nana Awere Damoah also spoke. The quizmistress +Elsie Effah Kaufmann, who is a lecturer of the University of Ghana Legon, also took out some time to speak about her experiences. I was the last person in the series of speakers, speaking just before the semi-finals happened on July 2, 2015. Interestingly, Presec, my alma mater, competed in the first semi-final. I was there at the R.S. Amegashie auditorium to watch Presec compete. Unfortunately, we lost to Adisadel that day, who in turn lost out on the trophy to Prempeh College. Still 5 time champions! :-) Either way, here are a few tweets capturing my speech.
You cant build solutions if you don’t have skills.- Ato Ulzen Appiah. #NSMQ— NSMQ Ghana (@NSMQGhana) July 2, 2015
"Building skills is equally important as learning to pass your exam" - Ato Ulzen-Appiah @Abocco #NSMQ— NSMQ Ghana (@NSMQGhana) July 2, 2015
+francis kumadoh was behind the scenes tweeting up the sessions with the +Junior Camp Ghana account. :-) Really proud of the work +Nathaniel Alpha +Eunice Mintah Young +Kofi Kafui Kornu +Priscilla Esinam Yevu +Pedel Oppong and co have done.
#NSMQ. Through our Junior Camp Ghana program, we were to provide a mentor or speaker. In the interest of time and set-up. I represented. Was honored to do so. Many thanks to Kofi Yankey for inviting us. Looking forward to a Junior Camp Ghana- Primetime partnership for the next year's NSMQ.
Photos from our mentorship session this morning with Ato Ulzen-Appiah @Abocco #NSMQ pic.twitter.com/W3DWB1edsR— NSMQ Ghana (@NSMQGhana) July 2, 2015