Best Western Premier (BWP) Hotel, one of Ghana’s finest four-star hotels, has celebrated winners of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) from the Presbyterian Boys’ School (Presec-Legon).
Management of the hotel last Sunday hosted the winning team, treating them to lunch at its luxurious Zaria restaurant. In all, the hotel hosted 15 persons, made up of nine students and six officials and teachers from the school.
They included Isaac Kofi Gyamfi, Benjamin Quansah Nketsiah and Gakpetor Daniel Kekeli, three of the contestants who led the school to victory.
General manager (GM) of the hotel, Mr Rakesh Hurrychum, who joined the contestants at lunch, praised them for their efforts and the feat they had chalked.
He encouraged the young ones to stop at nothing to achieve their goals in life.
“It’s all about dedication; you have to strive hard while you are in school and when you’re done with school and in the world of work; you must remain hardworking,” the GM advised the students.
He lauded the efforts of the teachers who were behind the winners, and urged them to continue to devote their time and resources to churn out more brilliant students.
Mr Frank Selase Aduadjoe, a sales and marketing consultant at BWP, explained that the hotel had been following keenly the competition and so was more than ready to associate the Best Western Premier brand with “such worthy and fulfilling cause.”
According to Mr Aduadjoe, “This is a contest that has whipped up a lot of interest in the academics, especially in the area of the sciences, engineering and mathematics, and has a bearing on the youth of this country, so we are proud to welcome and celebrate this success story.”
He noted that the Best Western Premier brand would continue to support youth-related activities and campaigns as the NSMQ, with the purpose of inspiring confidence, perseverance and excellence.
“We are involved in mentoring of the youth in special projects, where we host them here and inspire them to excel and motivate them to become responsible citizens,” Mr Aduadjoe told The Finder.
The win was Presec-Legon’s sixth time of becoming champions of the competition after winning the trophy in 1995, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Instituted in 1993 by Primetime Limited, the competition was designed to promote the study of science and mathematics among second-cycle students.