Work hard to win NSMQ finals, First Deputy Speaker tells alma mater

Accra, Nov 15, GNA –
Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has challenged
students of Juaben Senior High School (SHS), his alma mater, to work hard to
win the National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) and the Senior High Schools
Debates Competitions, this academic year.

As his personal
contribution to meet that challenge, he pledged to support the budget they
would require to achieve the feat.

He reminded the
students to dream big – strive for higher laurels.

“It’s the performance
of students that makes schools famous and not just the sheer name of the
school,” the First Deputy Speaker, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP)
for Bekwai, added.

He said the time had
come for the school that produced the likes of himself, the MP for Adansi
Asokwa, Mr. K T Hammond, and many others to be counted among the best academic
institutions in the country.

He was interacting
with students of the SHS, who were on a familiarization visit to Parliament.

He asked that they
applied themselves to the opportunities that the school offered them – to make
maximum use of the little resources at their disposal.

He encouraged them
to cultivate the habit of reading novels and story books irrespective of their
courses, telling them that, “every knowledge you seek is in the
book”.

Reading, he said,
would help them to learn fast and attain their life goals.

Mr. Osei-Owusu took
them through the parliamentary proceedings and the oversight functions of the
legislature.

Parliament provides
a platform for the people’s representatives to debate all national issues and
not just law making.

Mr. Richard
Amponsah, the Government Subject Teacher of the SHS, said the school, which won
the National Science Engineering Quiz competition in the past, was motivated by
the First Speaker’s challenge to work harder for greater laurels.

He expressed
confidence that the school would emerge among the top three of the NSMQ
competition.

The students assured
the First Deputy Speaker that they would go the extra mile to win the quiz and
the debate finals.

GNA

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