National Science & Maths Quiz: Obuasi SHTS wins Sci-Tech contest

Mrs Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare (2nd appropriate), Managing Director of Primetime Minimal, presenting the cheque to the team from the Obuasi Senior Large Technological College

The Obuasi Senior Significant Technical College (SHTS) above the weekend emerged winner of the maiden edition of the Sci-Tech Innovation Problem which varieties part of this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) organised by Primetime Restricted.

Subsequent Obuasi SHTS had been the Aggrey Memorial Senior Superior University, which arrived next, though Prempeh College took the 3rd placement.

Competition

After two times of opposition, exactly where the colleges had to make their initiatives from the scratch, Obuasi SHTS impressed the panel of judges with their Automatic Sanitising Station to be declared winners.

Their successful innovation was a intricate process that utilised an ultrasonic sensor, an immersion drinking water pump, an electromagnetic switch and an Arduino to be certain minimum physical get hold of for the duration of sanitising.

At the conclusion of the problem, Obuasi SHTS accrued 307 factors and walked absent with a whooping GH¢20,000 for the team (pupils and instructor), as nicely as GH¢10,000 truly worth of science gear to the faculty.

For putting next with 293 details, Aggrey Memorial SHS attained GH¢17,000 for the group and GH¢8,000 worthy of of science equipment to the school. Aggrey Memorial SHS’s innovation was a Overall health Assistant Robot intended to assist supply medication and foods to COVID-19 individuals.

Prempeh Higher education, who ended up the next runners-up with 290 points, were being also awarded GH¢15,000 for the staff and GH¢5,000 truly worth of science devices to the faculty. COVSAM: COVID-19 Security Protocols Station, was the innovation that acquired them their slot.

Sci-Tech

The Sci-Tech Innovation Obstacle is a new programme developed to showcase and problem SHS students to use the sensible factors of their STEM instruction. The competition featured 10 faculties from throughout the region. It was on the theme: “Fighting COVID-19 with Ground breaking Tech Solutions”.

With a berth of modern tips, the remaining seven universities every single acquired a consolation prize of GH¢5,000 with GH¢4,000 likely to the teams when the schools obtained GH¢1,000 really worth of science equipment.

Ghana Secondary Specialized Faculty (GSTS) placed fourth with 289 points for their Smart Sanitising Station, employing ultrasonic sensors and robotics to automate handwashing and sanitising. In fifth area, Sunyani-based mostly Don Bosco Specialized Institute accrued 267 details for their Hand Washing Equipment that utilised audio prompts to ensure that COVID protocols were being thoroughly ensured.

The only all-women college to take part, Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS, placed sixth with 262 details for “Archumidifier”, a steam humidifier intended to introduce dampness into the environment which prevents the thickening of mucus and allows the cilia to trap the COVID-19 virus.

The group from Wa-based mostly Louis Rutten SHS designed the COVID Protocols Assistant (CPA), another automated in depth sanitising station, to generate 255 details and place seventh. Mfantsipim University put eighth with 251 factors for their e-learning system named COVINFO. Coming in ninth, Sekyedumase SHS managed to accrue 240 details for their Temperature Sensor / Automatic Door. In the 10th spot with 231 points was St. Thomas Aquinas SHS which developed ‘Cashbot’, an automatic revenue exchange program to minimize physical contact through transactions.

Speaking on behalf of the organisers, the Managing Director of Primetime Limited, Mrs Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare thanked the sponsors, educational facilities and teachers for helping to make the programme these a good results. In her speech, she mentioned that the organisers expressed the hope that “more institutions will come on board to guidance the Sci-Tech Reasonable in the coming many years”.

Exhibition

The Sci-Tech Innovation Problem was introduced following 3 editions of the Sci-Tech Reasonable experienced been held yearly as mainly an exhibition system for scientific and technological innovations from throughout the place. The Obstacle was developed to introduce a competitive aspect and enhance the useful effects of the Sci-Tech Truthful. This 12 months, the Sci-Tech Fair was decoupled from the National Science & Maths Quiz and merged with the Mentorship Sessions to start the maiden edition of the STEM Festival, a thirty day period-very long celebration of innovation and science.

The STEM Competition 2021 is proudly sponsored by Absa Financial institution Ghana Restricted, with assist from Tutorial Town University Faculty, Junior Camp Ghana, Pleasure Information, Joy Studying and YFM.