The winners of the 2019 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ) from St. Augustine’s College enjoyed a trip to remember when they embarked on a 10-day all-expenses-paid educational tour to Nairobi and Dubai.
This was part of their grand prize for winning the prestigious high school competition.
The team that embarked on the tour comprised the three contestants of St. Augustine’s College: Joseph Maino Afful, Anthony Papa Eliason and Jimmy Stephen Newton; their coach, Isaac Adomako; the Quiz Mistress, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann; Stephen Yankey and Philomena Ewuakye, staff of Primetime, producers of the Competition.
The team left Accra for Nairobi on August 21, 2019, where they spent two days, touring the East African city and visiting The Giraffe Centre.
Among other things, the team joined in feeding some giraffes and listened to a lecture on giraffes – their birth, gestation, mating, life span and history in Kenya and across Africa.
After spending two days in Kenya, the team left for the United Arab Emirates, first arriving in Dubai, where the team spent a week.
In Dubai, the team enjoyed The Dubai City Tour with highlights of the Dubai skyline on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Notable landmarks visited included Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious “7-star” hotel; Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall-based on total area.