Primetime Limited,organizers of the Prestigious National Science and Maths Quiz hasresponded to some misunderstanding that tool place during the One-Eighth Stage between Opoku Ware,Kumasi Anglican and Kyeretwie SHS.
According to the organizers, during Round Four (4), a question was posed to Opoku Ware School and as is expected, the contestants were supposed to raise their hands and be called upon to provide an answer.
A review of the contest showed that when the timekeeper’s bell sounded to signal the end of Opoku Ware School’s time, Cornelius Osei Owusu, one of their contestants, had slightly raised his hand.
The Quiz mistress thus sought confirmation, not from the audience, but from the Time and Score Keepers, who indeed signalled her that the contestant’s hand had been raised slightly.
This offered the team from Opoku Ware School the opportunity to answer the question, which they answered rightly.
At this point, NO TEACHER from Kumasi Anglican SHS or Osei Kyeretwie SHS raised any concern, or protest to this situation.
”We wish to reiterate that with reference to all the issues raised herein, at no point in time did any teacher from Kumasi Anglican SHS, or Osei Kyeretwie SHS ever lodge any complaint/protest, as allowed by the rules of the competition. The contest, thus, ended and the final scores were declared. This meant that all the competing schools had accepted the proceedings and final score of the contest.” they said.
For the past 26 years, Primetime’s primary objective of producing the National Science & Maths Quiz, has been to promote the study of Science and Mathematics in Ghana’s Senior High Schools, while promoting healthy academic rivalry among the schools.
”This means that we expect participants in our programme to respect the tenets of healthy competition and good sportsmanship and to learn to accept defeat graciously. This is the hallmark of true champions.” They said.
Primetime has maintained a very high standard of fairness, and created a level playing field for all schools.
This programme has come this far by dint of hard work, diligence and fairness to all participants.
”We are firm believers in the ethics of rewarding merit and, therefore, wish to place on record that Primetime has absolutely NO INTEREST whatsoever, in favouring any school to win a contest, be it at the Regional, or National level.” They concluded.