NSMQ 2020: Danger Looms As School Heads Complain Of Inadequate Funds

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) says it will be difficult for schools to organize their students for this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) at the regional and national levels as a result of inadequate funds.

“We, therefore, wish to inform management that until adequate funds are made available, schools will not be in the position to participate in the NSMQ in any form,” a letter signed by eh President of CHASS, Alhaji Yakub A.B. Abubakar, and addressed to the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), said.

Dated February 6, 2020, the letter was copied to all regional directors of education, regional CHASS chairmen/chairpersons, all zonal CHASS chairmen/chairpersons and Primetime Ghana Limited, the organizer of the NSMQ.

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“At the first quarterly meeting for 2020 held at the National CHASS Secretariat on February 8, 2020, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of CHASS has discussed thoroughly the challenges of the organization of the NSMQ at the various levels.

“After a lengthy discussion, we have concluded that it will be difficult for schools to organize the students for the NSMQ at eh regional and the national levels,” it said.