29 June 2017

NSMQ Mistress’ handbag missing after presenting trophy to winners

The quiz mistress, Dr. A. B. Elsie Effah Kaufmann after presenting the trophy to the winners of the 2017 National Maths and Science Quiz, Prempeh College on Thursday, realised her handbag had disappeared from her seat.

This was after she granted an interview to the media. All efforts to retrieve her handbag by officials of the National Maths and Science Quiz prove futile.

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann steered affairs at the competition which saw the ‘Amanfour’ boys, Prempeh College securing the bragging rights as winners of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz after beating reigning champions Adisadel College and St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School.

At the end of the competition, Prempeh College obtained 53pts with St. Thomas Aquinas emerging 2nd with 51pts, followed by Adisadel College with 31pts.

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is a Senior Lecturer and the Foundation Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) and a PhD in Bioengineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.  After her graduate studies she received her postdoctoral training at Rutgers University, USA before joining the University of Ghana in July, 2001.

Dr. Effah Kaufmann was named University of Ghana’s Best Teacher for the Sciences in 2009.  In 2010 she was elected to represent non-professorial academic staff on the highest decision-making body of the University of Ghana, the University Council, a position she held for four years.  In 2011 Dr. Effah Kaufmann was a winner of the prestigious International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellowship.

Her teaching and research focuses on Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials and Application of Biomedical Engineering concepts to the solution of problems in the Ghanaian context.

She is also keenly interested in Science education at all levels and has been Host/ Quiz Mistress and Consultant of the Ghana National Science & Mathematics Quiz TV Programme since 2006.



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