On Thursday, October 13, the final contests of the 2022 National Science and Maths Quiz preliminary stage came off.
They both also tied as the schools with the second-highest points in the preliminary contests. St Thomas Aquinas leads with 85 points.
University Practice SHS competed with Presby SHS, Suhum and EPC Mawuko Girls’ SHS. Presby SHS left with 37 points and Mawuko Girls’ 14.
They also won GHC800 in the Goil Riddle Bonanza after answering three riddles correctly.
The losing schools finished with 37 and 14 points respectively.
Aburi Presby SHS also put up an impressive fight in their contest. They secured a slot at the one-eighth stage with 64 points.
They competed with Nungua SHS and Atebubu SHS.
Winning their contest with 41 points, Krobo Girls is through to the next stage of the NSMQ competition.
They beat St Mary’s Girls’ SHS, who finished with 27 points and Bueman SHS, who finished with 8 points, to win the competition.
Also, competing at the one-eighth stage of the NSMQ competition is Tarkwa SHS.
They beat Effiduase Senior High Comm School and Sekondi College with 31 points.
Adventist SHS sailed through the preliminary stage to the one-eighth stage with 64 points.
They faced Kpando SHS and Al-Azhariya SHS in the contest. The two schools lost with 15 and 13 points respectively.
After failing to go further in the competition last year, Mfantsipim School returned to the NSMQ with hopes of beating the 2021 records.
For their first contest, the boys qualified for the one-eighth stage with 61 points. Their competitors West Africa SHS finished with 43 points while Sandema SHS only got 12 points.
Mfantispim in addition to their win, took home GHC800 for winning the Goil Riddle Bonanza.
For some of these schools who lost today’s contest and those who lost in the previous days, the prelims may not be the last NSMQ competition for them this year.
About 18 schools who had high marks but did not win, after a tally, will gain a chance to compete in the one-eighth stage.
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