Absa Bank Ghana announced a major three-year sponsorship package for the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), Ghana’s longest standing and biggest academic competition held by Primetime Limited. Under the deal, Absa Bank will be lead sponsor in key elements of the popular competition including the Money Zone, Sci-Tech Fair, Mentoring Session, Regional Championships and others.

Ms. Nana Essilfuah Boison, Marketing and Corporate Relations Director at Absa Bank, announced the partnership at the launch of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz in Accra. Ms. Boison said Absa Bank’s support for the NSMQ was directly linked to the bank’s commitment to be a ‘Force for Good in society.’

“Science and Technology remain the backbone to fast-tracking our national development in this fourth industrial revolution era. As a key partner in national development, we have made a bold 3-year investment decision to partner Primetime Limited and the Ghana Education Service to help promote the study of Science and Mathematics through the National Science and Maths Quiz.”

Ms. Nana Essilfuah Boison | Marketing & Corporate Relations Director, Absa Bank,

Ms. Boison described Absa Bank as a “forward-looking bank” that was “committed to partnering [with the] government as well as the private sector to prepare young people for the future world of work and create a brighter tomorrow for the next generation.” Managing Director of Primetime Limited, Mrs. Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare expressed gratitude to Absa Bank Ghana for the partnership, which enables the company to run the Regional Championships as segueway to the National Championship.

Instituted in 1993 by Primetime Limited, the NSMQ is designed to promote the study of science and mathematics among second cycle students. It is Ghana’s biggest academic competition that is aired on radio, television and various social media platforms. It has a huge following involving students as well as old students groups; with strong healthy rivalry amongst competing schools.