Former NSMQ contestant dies of cancer whilst pursuing his PhD in Toronto

Scholarship University NSMQ
April 19, 2021
2013 nsmq-contestant dies

An old student of Chemu Senior High School named Francis Beamish Tetteh who represented the school at the 2013 NSMQ has died while pursuing his PhD.

Francis was admitted to study MSc Mechanical Engineering at the York University in Toronto, Canada, but was moved to PhD due to his exploits

Before traveling, Francis studied BSc Material Science and Engineering at KNUST and graduated as the best student with a first-class 

Francis Beamish Tetteh, a Ghanaian student and former contestant at the National Science and Maths Quiz for Chemu Senior High School has passed away in Toronto, Canada, whilst pursuing his PhD. 

The brilliant young man, apart from being on the NSMQ, 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. Francis Beamish Tetteh sadly passed away on April 10, 2021.

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