It gets hotter at this years National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ)…
The quarter-finals stage of the 2016 National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ) competition has come and gone. The competition, which is one of the most seriously taken inter-school academic contest got to a very intriguing point yesterday [Thursday], when Mfantsipim emerged winner after beating defending champions Prempeh College and Wesley Girls Senior High School, thus qualifying for the semi-final stage.
John Amponsah-Tetteh and Victor Makafui Azumah secured victory by three points to give Cape Coast-based Mfantsipim tremendous bragging rights over their rivals.
At the end of the contest: Mfantsipim School scored – 64 points while Prempeh College and Wesley Girls’ High School scored 61 points and 52 points respectively.
Mfantsipim, the winner of the battle of the Methodist schools joins Ghana National College and St. Thomas Aquinas who have already booked their Semi-final place in earlier encounters Thursday morning.
The emotions were high and raw at the University of Ghana Business School Auditorium where the third quarter-final clash of the day was held. Below are some photos of some of friends and colleagues who were put on edge, owing to the tension and anxiety caused by the turn up of events:
Of the 134 senior high schools from all regions of Ghana who for close to three weeks have been competing, 27 made it to the quarterfinals last week.
Kumasi-based Prempeh College had beat Ashaiman SHS and Winneba SHS in the one-eighth stage last week to qualify. Cape Coast-based giants Mfantsipim also eliminated St. Charles Min. Sem. SHS and New Juaben SHS while prestigious Wesley Girls kicked out Notre Dame and Kwanyako SHS to qualify.
The schools who have now succeeded to this semi-final stage have automatically gained qualification to the 2017 edition of the competition. They will therefore not participate in the Regional competitions and Preliminary stage of next year’s edition.