Bridging the gap between education and industry has been one of the crucial things that would help upcoming professionals perform better when they move into industry. And to play a major role in this, Primetime has, over the years organised tours to the Ghana Planetarium, Ghana Standard Authority and Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research and Tullow Ghana to expose students the application of the Sciences in businesses.
On June 25 2019, some teams of the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz (NMSQ) visited the Ernest Chemists Limited located in Tema. Ernest Chemist is pharmaceutical company in Ghana that sources raw materials from reputable organisations to manufacture about 180 pharmaceutical products.
In a brief meeting with the students, Mr Wilfred Adjei, a Pharmacist at Ernest Chemist Ltd who held the meeting on behalf of the company revealed to the students that the company’s activities in manufacturing is solely the application of the Sciences which is nothing different to what is taught in the classroom. He assured the team that the winners of the 2019 NMSQ would be put on a package with the company.
The team was led by Mr Painstil Morkings who is a Production Officer to tour the Manufacturing Division of the company. Mr Morkings pointed out to the students that most of the raw materials needed in production are imported and as such called on them as future experts to produce raw materials in Ghana for the pharmaceutical companies.
The National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service with support from GOIL, GCB Bank, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Academic City College, Adansi Travels, Kenya Airways, Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre, Accra College of Medicine, Vimto, Aachen University, Entervarsity, Adesua.store, GTP, Hawtie Makeup, Chikas Beads and Pink Pearl. Media partners are Joy News, Joy FM and YFM