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Biography of famous NSMQ quiz mistress, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann

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In today's article, we are going to take a quick glance at the biography of Ghana's number one biomedical engineer, quiz mistress and a professor as well.

Elsie Effah Kaufmann is a Ghanaian academic, biomedical engineer and the quiz mistress for the National Science and Maths Quiz. Before Elsie Kaufmann started hosting the show in 2006, Marian Ewurama Addy was the quiz mistress from 1993 to 2000 and Eureka Emefa Adomako from 2001 to 2005. In December 2020, Elsie Kaufmann was appointed as the founding head of department earlier and an associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering in the University of Ghana.

She is a proud old girl of Aburi Girls Senior High School. She also had her tertiary education both in Ghana and abroad. She is currently the head of department of orthotics and prosthetics and a lecturer in the University of Health and Allied Sciences, HO.


Kaufmann was a Fellow of the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation. She was awarded in 2009, as the University of Ghana's Best Teacher Award for the Sciences.

She received the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation Fellowship in 2011 and the 2017 Impact Africa Summit Laureate for Education in Ghana. She is also the first female recipient of the 2018 Golden Torch Award for International Academic Leadership by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at the 44th Annual Conference held in the USA.

She serves as a role model to many young girls. Long life Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann.

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