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NSMQ 2023: Chemu SHS earned a One-eighth spot with 50 point

Kumapley Auditorium, October 9, 2023.

Concluding the Prelims competitions at the Kumapley Auditorium, the first contest was among Chemu SHS, Hope College, and St. Paul's SHS, Denu. Chemu SHS emerged as the victors with an impressive score of 50 points, solidifying their position in the One-eighth Stage of the NSMQ 2023.

Although few came through, the Chemu supporters lived up to the task

The 30th Anniversary edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz kicked off, on October 6th, 2023. As an exciting highlight of the 30th Anniversary celebrations, this year's NSMQ is being hosted in two distinct regions: KNUST in Kumasi and the National Theatre in Accra. This historic occurrence represents the first time the National Championship spans across two regions. KNUST will serve as the venue for the preliminary four stages of the competition, with the Grand Finale scheduled to captivate audiences at the National Theatre.

Chemu SHS put up an outstanding performance in Round One, amassing a total score of 17 points. Japhet and Justice provided impeccable responses to most of their questions and even secured a bonus question that eluded Hope College. Notably, Chemu SHS was the only school to answer both Math and Physics questions correctly, winning the Goil Riddle Bonanza, a prize valued at GH₵800.00.

Chemu SHS received the Goil riddle bonanza.

Displaying a stellar performance of 31 points, which was 9 points ahead of their competitors, Chemu SHS surged ahead in the Speed Race. Chemu SHS came close to securing the award but narrowly missed out. The physics question presented as Problem of the Day proved to be a challenging puzzle that remained unsolved. There was a ten-point gap separating the "SPACO" boys from the victors of the day, highlighting their skills, while Hope College followed with a score of 26 points.

Chemu contestants smiling brightly before the commencement of the competition.

Chemu SHS had a strong performance in the fifth round, correctly answering the second, third, and final riddles. However, they encountered difficulties on the third puzzle, leading to incorrect responses. St. Paul's, unfortunately, couldn't boost their chances with the opportunities presented by the second and fourth riddles. Hope College also struggled, providing incorrect responses for the first and final riddles. However, Chemu SHS's solid performance made their school proud.

The results for the first set of schools are as follows:

Round One Scores (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics General questions)

CHEMU SHS 17 points

ST. PAULS, DENU SHS 9 points


Round Two Scores (Pepsodent speed race).

CHEMU SHS 22points

ST. PAULS, DENU SHS 12 points


Round Three Scores (Problem of the Day circled on Physics)

Prudential life insurance award.

CHEMU SHS 31 points

ST. PAULS, DENU SHS 18 points


Round Four Scores (True/False)

CHEMU SHS 41 points

ST. PAULS, DENU SHS 31points


Round Five Scores (Riddles)

CHEMU SHS 50 points

ST. PAULS, DENU SHS 31points


The 30th Anniversary Edition of the NSMQ is brought to you by the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with Goil and supported by Joy News, at Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Pepsodent toothpaste, Beta Malt, Cowbell, Bel beverages, GARNET, Coronation Insurance, Academic City University, Accra College of Medicine, Africa World Airlines and YFM. This is Primetime Production!


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