2019 NSMQ finalists take healthcare cover at Medifem

2019 NSMQ finalists take healthcare cover at Medifem
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | AI
Date: 16-08-2019 Time: 04:08:11:pm

Some finalists of the National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ) have reported to Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre to undertake registration processes that will enable them to utilize their sponsorship package.

The finalists comprise who visited included students of St. Augustine’s College and Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School. 

The contestants all of whom expressed desire to pursue careers in the health sciences, also took the opportunity to tour the facility to understand what happens on a daily basis at the multi-specialist hospital.

As part of the sponsorship for this year’s NSMQ edition finalists get to enjoy primary healthcare coverage for a year.

All nine finalists can report to the centre to access a range of primary healthcare services from now till the end of next year’s edition of the quiz competition.

In a brief interaction with the contestants, CEO of the Hospital, Dr Richard Banful urged them to venture into further studies that will make them contribute to innovation in sciences especially in the area of health.

2019 NSMQ winners
2019 NSMQ winners from St. Augustine’s College

Dr Banful advised them not to be complacent but maximize the exposure and opportunities the competition has offered them to build successful careers that impact Ghana and the world as a whole.

The National Science & Maths Quiz, the longest-running independent production on television in Ghana, started in 1993 with the aim of promoting the study of the sciences and mathematics, while fostering healthy academic rivalry among senior high schools. 

The programme is very popular with not only its main target group-Senior High School students- but also with parents and especially with former students (old boys and girls), who take great pride in the performance of their schools.

St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast won the 2019 edition after beating five-time champions Presbyterian Boys’, Legon and last year’s winners, St. Peters SHS, Nkwatia at the Grand Finale held at the National Theatre in July.

In 2018, Medifem Hospital became the official healthcare partner of the competition providing healthcare cover to the competing students, teachers and production crew during the one-month period wherein the competition takes place in Accra.

This forms part of initiatives to underline the hospital’s commitment to social responsibility especially in the educational sector.