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The Ministry of Education has announced a bounty for the missing bag of the Quiz Mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz.
Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann’s bag was stolen during the finals of the 2017 competition at the National Theatre. It had in it cash, reading glasses, golden earrings, mobile phone and other valuables.
The ID cards and purse of Dr. Kaufmann have been found after being stolen at the finals. The items which were in her stolen bag were dropped at the University of Ghana, Legon, according to her sister Belinda Yaa Dankwaa Effah.
The Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah announced the bounty on the missing bag during the 10th Congregation of the St Francis College of Education in Hohoe.
He has since condemned the theft.
“Good education, indeed academic brilliance is meaningless if it is not founded on good discipline and sound moral integrity. Whoever stole the handbag, with all its precious content should be ashamed; he may have enjoyed himself/herself with its cash content but only temporarily.
“He has devalued and disgraced his school, his college and undermined the dignity of education in senior high school.
“And I use this medium to urge any student or anybody who knows the whereabouts of the missing handbag, to please report this to the Ministry of Education for a handsome reward,” Prof. Yankah said.