The National Science and Maths Quiz might have ended a month ago but Francisca Lamini, a member of Keta Senior High School (KETASCO) continues to bask in the advantages of having represented her school in this year’s edition
The three schools to have made it to the finals of the competition were six times champions Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, four times champions Prempeh College and first time finalist Keta Senior High school who went on to finish second runners up in the competition
Not only did KETASCO make history as first time finalists in the competition but a member of their team, Francisca Lamini also broke an eight year record to become the first female to make it to the finals of the competition in the last eight years
Her performance helped her school to the final and did not go unnoticed as she has since received a lot of gifts and recognition from Ghanaians who seek to encourage the girl child in the pursuance of education
Notably amongst Ghanaians to appreciate her for her efforts in getting her school to the final are CEO of Citi FM, Sammens, who donated GHC5,000 to her for her performance and former minister of education and running mate of John Mahama in the just ended 2020 elections, Professor Naana Opoku Agyemang also donated GHC4,000 to Francisca Lamini amongst many others.
It would appear the blessings are not over yet as a group of female Chief Executive Officers in Ghana, have decided to set up an educational endowment fund with a seed money of GHC10,000 and also full mentorship to support Francisca Lamini in her education.
The female CEOs, included Theresa Ayoade (CEO Charter House,) Dr. Edith Dankwa (Board Chair Business and Financial Times Limited), Abena Amoah (Deputy Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange), Nana Ama Dowuona (Founder and Managing Partner N Dowuona & Company), Fatima Ali Mohammed (CEO Africa Brand Warrior), Success Akpene Asima (General Manager, Privysas Limited ), Yvette Adounvo Atekpe (CEO Dimension Data) and Juliet Shieddy Akamboe (Head-Mining and Metals, West Africa, Standard Bank Group).