Ghana wins bronze medal at International Science Olympiad in Netherlands

Ghana has participated in the 14th edition of the prestigious international science Olympiad held in Arnhem, the Netherlands and won a bronze medal.

The Ghana team was made up of six students; one from Presbyterian Boys Secondary School and five from Galaxy International School.

They are David Osei-Hwere who represented Presbyterian Boys Secondary School and  Kekeli Akpabli,Salma Adam Singh Jaskaran, Sally Serwaa Boakye and Jennifer Margaret Manful, all from Galaxy International School.

The group which represented the country won the bronze medal.

The Ghanaian participation in the event was  made possible  by the Centre of Natural Science Olympiads, Ghana, with sponsorship from the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), H.B.Y Mining Services, Flat C Marine Offshore, Reve Abraham Oduro, Healing Outreach Chapel International.

The participating countries were taken through multiple choice exams, theory and practicals consisting of several experiments and highest scoring students are then selected for awards for the representative country.

In all 300 students took part in the competition which was on the year’s theme is ‘water and sustainability’.

The IJSO Olympiad is one of the prestigious science olympiads in the world. The competition revolves around Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Each team comprising six students goes through three different set of exams in three days.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghanaian Times Mr. Fredrick Osei-Bobbie, Director, Centre of Natural Science Olympiads, Ghana said Ghana’s participation in the competitive event showed the Ghanaian student could compete with their international counterparts when given the opportunity.

“We are very excited Ghana has won the bronze medal in very competitive exams. This is just the beginning of good things to happen to Ghana’s education sector,” he said.

The competition is hosted by a different country each year, next year it will be hosted by Botswana.

 By Times Reporter

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