Live from the Woods: NSMQ 2017 locks down Ghana but TV stations lock down porn

The ongoing National Science and Maths Quiz 2017 has exposed us as a people who are not good when it comes to prioritising.

It isn’t that we don’t know what to do at any one particular time. The good news is that we know, but we deliberately don’t do the right things to our own chagrin.

Some Mfantsipim students at the 2017 NSMQ

The ridiculous thing is that despite knowing the problems we have and continue to face because of our inability to do the right things, we continue to travel on the same trajectory as though nothing is at stake.

Contestants for Abuakwa State College at the 2017 NSMQ

There is no denying the impact the NSMQ is having on the country. What we’ve failed to appreciate is that, for a programme to command more than 10,000 people to be glued to their smartphones in order to watch the live feed on Youtube is no mean feat.

With the exception of March 6 Independence day parade and other national programmes, no other programme churned out by the various television stations can boast of this number of viewers/audience.

This should send a loud message to the various media houses that Ghanaians are not interested in the low quality programmes being fed them.

Like our government, these media houses won’t learn a thing from this.

Instead of TV stations such as the state broadcaster, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation covering the programme especially on a special day as the Eid Mubarak, they are airing irrelevant programmes.

Free to air TV stations such as Ice TV are only interested in porn movies that give them the opportunity to negatively influence Ghanaian youth.

What are we becoming as a people?

I believe if there is any one area we need to work on as a people, it is the way we prioritise things in the country. If we want to go far, we need to do the right things first.

We can’t continue on this trajectory and hope to develop.

The NSMQ has proven an important programme that is beneficial to our society.

Lawyer Egbert Faibille Jnr was there to support his alma mater, Ghana National College

I am convinced the TV and radio stations who didn’t partner to broadcast the programme will be ashamed of themselves because of the traction the programme has gained.

Ghanaians need programmes that will help the society to improve and not shows that are not relevant.

Let us celebrate what is best and shun things that do not enhance our intellect.

====

For my latest posts please follow me on Instagram: @realbrakopowers

Disclaimer: The writer Austin Brakopowers works as a journalist at Joy99.7FM and could be reached via Brakomen@outlook.com or www.brakopowers.com. Views expressed here are the Author’s and do not necessarily reflect the position of management of Multimedia or Myjoyonline.com

Please let me hear from you by commenting in the box below the story.

One Comment

  1. U can equally encourage ur station to broadcast the program live to prove to others how reasonable u people are.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *