The Chief of Sokpoe, Torgbui Foe Tsali III believes that winning the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) trophy will remedy the lack of enrollment and participation in science courses in the Volta Region.

According to Torgbui Tsali, winning the trophy will revive the zeal of the students and motivate teachers to do more.

“NSMQ trophy gives some kind of pride and an encouragement to the youth especially to students who are in school. Volta region is noted for education but in recent times we are not getting that again.

“So the zeal for students to attend school and do the science is dropping, therefore, getting the trophy is a big thing for us and we feel it motivates both the teachers and students within the region to do more,” he added.

No school from the Volta Region has won the National Science and Maths Quiz trophy since its inception twenty-eight years ago. The closest the region came to winning a trophy was with Mawuli Senior High School.

But speaking on the sidelines of the Volta and Oti Regional qualification contests in Ho, Torgbui Foe Tsali III stated that, authorities in the Region are doing everything within their power to end the trophy drought.

“It’s sad news for us, [because] for all these years that Volta hasn’t gotten to that level. We have not been comfortable as a Region.

“In fact for this year, all heads – the two regions, the Regional directorates, the districts directorates – all of us are rallying behind our schools, especially the schools that will qualify to the national level to support them strongly within all our means for them to be able to get to that level that we want the region to be,” he stated.

Meanwhile, in the Regional qualifiers Sogakope SHS, Sokode SHTS, Kpedze SHS, and Leklebi SHS are battling to secure a slot in the national contest.