Sad news reaching Ghnewsbag reveals that, a former contestant at the National Science and Maths Quiz has passed on after battling with cancer.
The brilliant student identified as Francis Beamish Tetteh, who contested for Chemu Senior High School at the National Science and Maths Quiz, died whilst pursuing his PhD. in Toronto, Canada.
Ghanaweb reports that Francis was admitted to the MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering at York University but due to his hard work and determination, he was transferred to the PhD by virtue of his exploits in academics and research.
Apart from being on the NSMQ, Francis graduated with a first-class from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and was awarded the best Material Science and Engineering Graduate.
However, Francis was reportedly diagnosed with cancer a year ago, and he has been unwell since the incident occurred and was undergoing treatment.
It is indicated that while he was going through treatment and surgery, he passed his qualifying examination, authored research papers, and fulfilled his Teaching Assistantship duties.
According to his closest friends, Francis was one of the nicest humans to walk this earth, gracious and humble, and was always willing to help a friend.
Unfortunately, Francis Beamish Tetteh gave up the ghost on April 10, 2021.