Quiz Mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz, Dr. Elsie A. B. Effah Kaufmann seemed to have taken precautionary measures to protect her handbag in this year's edition.
Dr. Kaufmann’s handbag got missing after Prempeh College beat St Thomas Aquinas and Adisadel College to emerge winner of the 2017 contest.
Soon after the trophy was handed over to the winners on stage, Dr. Elsie A. B. Effah Kaufmann’s handbag, black silk in color with red zip vanished into thin air.
A purse said to be among the valuables contained in the missing bag of the quiz mistress was later found on the campus of University of Ghana, Legon.
After her loss, the quiz mistress used a paper bag throughout the 2018 competition.
Minutes after the end of the grand finale, which took place at the National Theatre on July 5, 2018,
uniformed Police officers were dispatched to vantage points in the aisles and close to the stairs leading to the stage.
A police officer also took hold of Dr. Elsie Kauffman's paper bag and protected it till the end of the whole event.
It is yet unclear whether the organizers of the competition brought the security officer to protect the bag.
St. Peter's Boys Senior High School won the 2018 edition of the NSMQ with a 1 point difference, beating West Africa SHS and Adisadel College in the grand finale.