Kumasi – Prempeh College has responded to the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) organizers' decision not to award any marks for the school's answer to a riddle during the semi-final contest, expressing their disagreement with the ruling.
In their response, Prempeh College denied accusing the NSMQ organizers of bias or favouritism, highlighting that their initial protest aimed to explain why they believed their answer was correct. They clarified that their protest was not an attempt to smear the competition's name, as they have been participants for many years.
The school emphasized that they have always supported the NSMQ program, even in years when they made early exits, and that their current protest is driven by their genuine belief in the correctness of their position.
Regarding the NSMQ organizers' response to their protests, Prempeh College reiterated that they stand by their original answer. They pointed out that they did not agree with the NSMQ's consultant when the issue was first addressed at the contest grounds and that no tacit acceptance was given.
The school maintained that the response from the NSMQ organizers did not adequately address the inquiry in terms of the clues provided and was not supported by various reference materials and authoritative publications on the subject matter.
In light of the impasse, Prempeh College requested the engagement of an independent consultant or body to resolve the matter and ensure a fair hearing. They expressed their determination to take all available steps, including legal action if necessary, to ensure a just outcome for Prempeh College and its contestants.
Prempeh College also stated their intention to refer the issue to other international institutions and experts and provide the NSMQ organizers with copies of the responses at the appropriate time.
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