As the 2017 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz ends today, the director of Ideal College, a private senior high school in Ghana, has tipped his school to win the competition next year.
In a post on the school’s Facebook page on Thursday morning, the director, Mr. Joseph Kobina Essibu mentioned that Ghana should watch out for Ideal College as they storm the competition next year.
“Next year, Ideal College is taking over NSMQ. Watch out!”, the post read.
When www.bombonews.com followed up on the post to find out what the school meant, this is what Mr. Essibu said.
“After 15 years of giving hopes to Ghanaian students who the normal secondary schools in the country have failed, I believe it is time to rub shoulders with these schools in the National Science and Maths Quiz. Our track records are there for you to see. Even some of the schools in the finals today, we have students who did not do well from those schools whom we have taken in and have turned into world class students. We have done this before and we can do it again”.
“My sister, what is our motto?”, Mr. Essibu asked our reporter. “How can you fail?”, he answered the question by himself. “You see, by our motto, everything we touch turns into gold. If I tell you we will win the next year’s competition, we will win it. I assure you. How can we fail? We have followed the competition this year. We are training our students. Next year, we will shake the whole of Ghana”.
Ideal College is a registered private educational institution under GES. Starting in 2002 as a remedial school, with 50 students and 6 teachers, the school now has about two thousand students spread across our five campuses. According to information on the school’s website, the creation of an institution like Ideal College was necessitated by the inefficiencies in the secondary school system that led to the mass failure of students at the SSSCE.
Let us keep our finger crossed. If Jesus Christ does not return by this time year, we will see the biggest upset in the history of the National Science and Maths Quiz.