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NSMQ 2023: One-eighth Stage beckons

October 11, 2023.

The Preliminary Stage of the competition concluded successfully on Monday, October 9, 2023, taking place across three different venues: Kumapley Auditorium, Saarah-Mensah Auditorium, and the KNUST SHS Auditorium. These venues were witnesses to intense excitement, perseverance, support, and healthy academic rivalries as schools competed for a highly sought-after spot in the eagerly anticipated One-eighth Stage of the NSMQ 2023.

Wesley Girls' SHS jubilate as they defeat St. Peter's SHS


The 30th Anniversary edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz kicked off, on October 6, 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 serves as the venue for the Preliminary four stages of the competition, with the Grand Finale scheduled to captivate audiences at the National Theatre.

seeded schools arrive for the One-eighth stage of the competition.


The One-eighth Stage is all set to commence tomorrow, October 11, 2023, at the same venues within KNUST. This stage brings an exciting twist as 30 seeded schools join the competition. Every school aspires to secure a seed, even if they don't ultimately win the trophy. To earn a seed, schools must battle their way to the Quarter-final Stage, ensuring an automatic seed. This means that a school granted an automatic seed will skip the Regional Qualifiers and Prelims, starting their journey directly from the One-eighth Stage.


Originally, the number of seeded schools would have been 27, representing the schools that advanced to the Quarter-finals Stage. However, to elevate the intensity and competitiveness of the Regional Championships, Regional Champions who were not already seeded have been granted an automatic seed as a recognition of their dedication and hard work during the Regional Championships.

Achimota fans jubilating their triumph over Notre Girls' SHS and ST. Francis Girls' SHS


Keep an eye out for the formidable contenders in the upcoming NSMQ 2023 One-eighth Stage, including seven-time champions Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School (Presec, Legon), five-time champions Prempeh College, two-time champions St. Augustine's College, Mfantsipim School, St. James Seminary SHS, Keta SHS, Ghana National College and many others. These schools have consistently demonstrated their strength in the NSMQ over the years. Their enduring success is a testament to their investment in robust academic programmes and skilled trainers, ensuring they maintain their exemplary performances in the competition year after year.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of the NSMQ is proudly brought to you by the Ghana Education Service in partnership with GOIL PLC and supported by Joy News, AT, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Pepsodent Toothpaste, Beta Malt, GARNET, Coronation Insurance, Academic City University College, Accra College of Medicine, Cowbell, Bel Beverages, GTP, Newmont Ghana, Africa World Airlines, and YFM. This is a Primetime production!

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