Francisca Lamini, a student of Keta Secondary Technical School (KETASCO), who turned down a fully paid trip to Nairobi and Dubai without her colleagues has made new gains.
The young and promising student emerged as the Most Outstanding Female Contestant at the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), after making history as the first female contestant to represent a school in the final of the competition in the last eight years.
She was consequently offered an opportunity to travel with the competition winners, Prempeh College, for her stellar performance and historic feat. However, she rejected the offer on the basis that her mates also come on board.
Francisca’s plea seemed to have touched the hearts of the trip sponsors who have now made her wish come true and as such her colleagues James Lutterodt and Bright Senyo Gadzo, have all won themselves free trips to Dubai.
Sharing a picture to announce the good news on social media, a tweeter wrote: “Thank you to the Director of Passports at the @GhanaMFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Louis Obeng, for making it possible for the brilliant students of Ketaso to get passports to visit Dubai”
The trio were the contestants that represented Keta Senior High Technical School at the 2021 NSMQ & made history by sending the school to the grand finale for the first time.
Unfortunately, they placed third after a keenly contested competition at KNUST Great Hall on Friday 26th November 2021, where Prempeh beat them to the trophy with Presec Legon clinching the second position.