To help prevent a repeat of last year’s incident, where the quiz mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz, Dr Elsie Effah Kaufmann lost her handbag in the midst of jubilation after the winners were declared, armed police personnel were deployed this year to protect her.
Shortly after the end of the quiz and before the final scores were announced, 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 which she used this year after her bag was stolen during the celebrations of last year’s final.
It is not clear whether the organizers of the competition brought the security officer to protect the bag.
Dr Kaufmann’s handbag got missing after Prempeh College beat St Thomas Aquinas and Adisadel College to emerge winner of the 2017 contest.
It appears Dr Kauffman is leaving nothing to chance as she has also handed her prizes she received after the contest to an usher to be sent behind the stage.