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NSMQ2021: St. Peter’s, Chemu SHS, Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School qualify for Semis

St. Peter’s SHS in the Eastern Region, Chemu SHS and Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, both in the Greater Accra Region, have qualified to the next stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz competition after winning their Quarter-final contests on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is the Quizmistress from the Quarterfinals to the Grand Finale

1st Contest for the day: St. Peter’s vs Sonrise vs Bolgatanga SHS

Before beating Sonrise SHS and Bolgatanga SHS to book the first slot in the Semi-final stage of the competition, St. Peter’s SHS first beat Notre Dame Girls’ SHS and Notre Dame Seminary SHS to make it to the Quarter-final stage.

St. Peter’s first won the National Science & Maths Quiz in the year, 2000. It won it the second time in 2005 and the third time in 2018.

Considering that Sonrise SHS and Bolgatanga SHS have never won the National championship before, and judging from the stellar performance of St. Peter’s at the One-eighth Stage, it was pretty obvious that St. Peter’s had a better chance at winning the first Quarter-final contest.

2nd Contest for the day: Chemu SHS vs St. Augustine’s College vs Kanton SHS

Chemu secured their win over the two schools — St. Augustine’s College and Kanton SHS — by answering the last riddle in the final round of the contest; thereby gaining three points ahead of St. Augustine’s College’s 44 points.

The contest between Chemu SHS, St. Augustine’s College and Kanton SHS ended with Chemu SHS sending the AUGUSCO boys back to Cape Coast and Kanton SHS to the Upper West Region.

The journey so far

Chemu sailed through the One-eighth stage from the Greater Accra Preliminary Stage contest, after beating Holy Trinity Cathedral SHS and Tema Methodist SHS; Chemu SHS won their contest with 60 points. Further, Chemu SHS beat Kumasi Secondary Technical School and St. James Seminary SHS to make it to the Quarter-final stage.

3rd Contest for the day: Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School vs Swedru SHS vs Techiman SHS

It appears the boys from Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School are warming up for their 7th title, after demolishing Swedru SHS and Techiman SHS in the third contest of the first day of the Quarter-finals Stage of the competition.

They came into the contest with the tag line “’Seven’ a living God” and scored 70 points at the end of five rounds of intellectual battle. Swedru SHS and Techiman SHS scored 49 and 34 points respectively at the end of the encounter.

PRESEC – Legon won their Quarterfinal contest with 70 points, winning the AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day Award

The journey so far

The defending Champions of the National Science & Maths Quiz, Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, demonstrated their supremacy by prevailing over their opponents, Ghana SHS, Tamale and St. Mary’s Boys’ SHS in the One-eighth Stage of the competition.

They won the contest with 71 points, the highest score ever recorded in this year’s competition. Their closest contender, St. Mary’s Boys’ SHS had 27 points, with Ghana SHS gathering 26 points.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2021, Chemu SHS, St. Peter’s SHS and Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School will clash in the first Semifinal Stage contest, where the first finalist of the 2021 edition of the NSMQ would be determined.

The National Science & Maths Quiz is proudly sponsored by the Ghana Education Service, in partnership with Absa Bank, and supported by Joy News, GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Airteltigo, Dano Milk, Joy Industries, Newmont Ghana, Kiki Juice Drink, Accra College of Medicine, Academic City College, Adansi Travels, Kenya Airways, Zipline, GTP and YFM. This is a Primetime Production.


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