Keta Senior High Technical School (KETASCO)’s first female contestant to make it to the finals of the just-ended National Mathematics and Science Quiz (NMSQ), Ms Francisca Lamini, has been offered admission by Ho-based University of Health and Allied Science (UHAS).
The University is also willing to extend the same offer to her two other male contestants, Bright Senyo Gadzo and James Lutterodt if they qualify and wish to join UHAS.
Registrar of the University, Dr Cynthia Sena Kpeglo, in a signed letter to the Headmaster and copied to the now-famous students, said the offer was in line with Ms Lamini’s expressed desire to attend a Medical School.
Ms Francisca Lamini became the first female contestant to make it to the finals of the NMSQ since 2013.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof John Owusu Gyapong, has, meanwhile, approved the proposal.
“I write on behalf of the Vice Chancellor to indicate our willingness to offer Ms. Lamini admission to UHAS to pursue our MB ChB (Medicine) programme in the School of Medicine, if she so desires,” parts of the letter read.
The letter said although the University was not aware of the interest of the other contestants in the team, the University is willing to offer them admission, if they met the University’s requirement for the wide range of Health and Allied Sciences programmes and provided they were interested in enrolling into UHAS.
It commended the efforts of the teachers for raising such a brilliant group of students, while the University hoped to elicit a response from Ms Lamini and KETASCO.
The University had followed the performance of the KETASCO team keenly and was delighted about the sterling performance displayed by the team throughout the contest that earned the school its first entry into the finals of the competition.
Dr Kpeglo told the Ghana News Agency in an interview to ascertain the details of the admission offer that management “haven’t worked out any details yet.”
“We are aware that a number of associations and individual efforts to provide her funding for her education are emerging and we are assessing the situation,” Dr Kpeglo said.
The Registrar said the University would wait for her response to the offer and, “other indications and the University will take it off from there.”
Mr Samuel Agbematu, Assistant Headmaster in charge of Academics said some other offers have come including one from outside the country and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
He said a committee would determine the way forward for the trio at the appropriate time.
He said Master Gadzo is desirous of pursuing Electrical Engineering with Master Lutterodt going for Medicine.
Meanwhile, Ms Lamini, speaking to the GNA, is grateful to UHAS for extending such a special offer to her and her colleague KETASCO finalists and hinted that at the right time, she would take a decision on the offer.
“All the opportunities that are coming my way, I’m accepting them so that when the time is right, I’ll just take a decision.”