Nana Commends Robotic Girls
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo receiving a trophy won by the Robotics Team from Mrs Sylvia Isabella Laeryea (4th left). With them are the students
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended students of Methodist Girls Senior High
School at Mamfe-Akuapim, who recently brought fame to Ghana after excelling at
the World Robotic Competition.
They are Naomi
Edem Kuma, Sandra Yeboah Adwoa, Maame Yaa Henaku Manko, Grant Sarah Baaba and
Keren Akuoko Sarpong.
The rest are Nana
Ohenewaa Frempong, Ruby Anyeley Tetteh, Alberta Anna Affran Essiamba, Susan
Akonobea Appiah and Catherine Awurama Benson.
The World Robotic
Competition was held at the Lawrence Technology in Michigan, U.S.A, from 16th
to 18th May 2019. From their unfancied school at Mamfe-Akuapim in the Eastern Region,
the youngsters emerged as the overall best in the competition among students
from countries such as the United States, Canada, Singapore, among others.
At a short ceremony at the Jubilee House to present the trophy they won,
President Akufo-Addo said: “I want to first of all congratulate you vigorously
on this great achievement; you’ve gone from Mamfe to the world and conquered
“You are at the
outset of your lives and this should just be the beginning for each one of you
in this team; the world will be expecting great feats from you, going further
down the road. So you can’t rest on your oars and say when you were 15 or 16
you won this prize and that’s it; the prize has to be an inspiration for doing
even better in the future and I hope that is the attitude that you are imbibing
and adopting,” he added.
“I speak on
behalf of the entire people of Ghana to tell you that we are all very proud of
your achievement. We want to wish you even greater achievements; more power to
your elbow. Take this victory as a sign that hard work, concentration and co-operation
pay off,” the President stressed.
Together with them were Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh; Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Opoku Amankwah; Headmistress of the Sylvia Isabella Laryea; and parents of the students.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent