By Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA
Mamfé-Akuapem, May 22, GNA – Methodist mamfé
The high school for girls (MEGHISS) provides a stimulating welcome for its students who
won the 2019 Robofest World Contest held in Michigan, United States.
They beat about six countries including; Japan,
Korea, China, South Africa, Mexico and the United States.
The MEGHISS team made up of 10 SHS one and
two students with two coordinators, including; an old girl from the school who
completed last year, are expected to arrive in Ghana on Friday 24 May.
This is the second time the school has
won an international competition putting the name of Ghana on a pedestal raised once
once again, after winning the Student Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE)
international competition in Ukraine last year.
The girls who made Ghana proud
international scene included; Naomi Edem Kuma, Susan Appenna Annorbea, Sandra
Yeboah, Maame Yaa Manko Henaku, Ruby Ayerley Tetteh, Nana Ohenewa
Frimpong Catherine Awurama Banson,
Alberta Anna Esiambah, Sarah Baaba Grant and two coordinators, Paulina
Ansah Captan, the old girl and Mr. Ben Amoako.
An enthusiastic director of the school, Ms.
Sylvia Laryea in an interview with GNA shortly after the announcement of the school
as winners, have declared their continued achievements on the international stage
reinforced that all investments in girls in science technology engineering
and mathematics (STEM) and empowerment were worth it.
Giving the genesis of the competition, she
Because of the keen interest shown by his students in science, the team of
one of their usual searches devoured and fell on the competition and
immediately began to prepare for the national contest.
She said they did not perform well at the
Competition at the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Center (KAIPTC)
because of the fact that they did not have enough kicks that was the fundamental
tool to advance in robotics.
However, she said that the school had launched a
campaign to solicit support for getting enough kicks for the team and thankfully
a parent donated them to them while the Methodist Church of Ghana also gave them
another adding "with the other two kicks, my daughters led by the
the coordinators have started intensive work and that has led us so far "
She said that robotics was an expensive business
every aspect of his progress required money, "but the zeal of
the teachers, the coordinators and the students themselves motivated us to go each
length to get the support needed for them "
The director of the school was full of
congratulations to the Association of Teachers' Parents (PTA) for their support
Ghana, Methodist Church of Ghana, Ghana Education Service (GES) the Mamfe
Traditional council other benefactors who at every point have supported the school.