General News of Sunday, 2 July 2017
The Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah said the ministry has placed a ransom on the missing bag of Quiz Mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz.
The Quiz Mistress Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann had her handbag containing cash, reading glasses, golden earrings, mobile phone and other valuables stolen on the climax of the 2017 competition after fans crowded the stage in celebration of the victory of Prempeh College.
Speaking at the 10th Congregation of the St Francis College of Education in Hohoe yesterday [Saturday], the Minister condemned the situation describing it as shameful and an anticlimax to a rather pulsating event.
“Good education, indeed academic brilliance is meaningless if it is not founded on good discipline and sound moral integrity. Whoever stole the handbag, with all its precious content should be ashamed; he may have enjoyed himself/herself with its cash content but only temporarily. He has devalued and disgraced his school, his college and undermined the dignity of education in senior high school” he stated.
He has therefore placed a ransom on the missing bag to reward anyone that knows its whereabout.
“And I use this medium to urge any student or anybody who knows the whereabouts of the missing handbag, to please report this to Ministry of Education for a handsome reward.”