People come at me every year after NSMQ – Quiz Mistress


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The administrator of the just-ended National Science and Maths Quiz, Dr Elsie Effah Kaufmann has disclosed that people come at her annually after the conduct of the country’s most-watched television Quiz programme.

The Quiz Mistress speaking in an interview with Rev. Erskine in the Myd-Morning Radio Show on Y 107.9 FM said people attack her because they blame her for not making their school win the national competition, a situation she said has happened to her severally and is now used to.

“After every competition, the losers think it’s the quiz mistress that did it so every year, I get accusations. Sometimes, I get hate mail and it comes from all over the place, you’ll be surprised”, she noted.

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Dr Elsie, however, attributed the attacks to the supporters of various the schools in the competition, according to her the contestants do understand the game but the supporters she said always seem they have been cheat.

“It’s the supporters. The old boys. Somebody from some year group in the 1970s, in some country elsewhere will send me hate mail because their team lost and it was me being biased and intimidating their students”,

Dr Effah Kaufmann furthered that despite the threats and insults, she does not mind because being the mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is a national assignment that she loves and enjoys doing.

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Three boys schools namely Opoku Ware School (OWASS), Adisadel College (ADISCO) and Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) competed in the final stage of the competition Thursday October 8, 2020.

PRESEC had 36 points with the Cape Coast-based Adisadel College placed second with 31 points and the Kumasi-based Opoku Ware placed third with 21 points.

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The six-time champions were given GH¢10,000 cash prize as winners of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz competition among other packages.


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