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NSMQ2023: Aburi Presby SHTS Sends KNUST SHS And T.I AMASS Back Home

Kumaplay Auditorium, October 12, 2023

The second group of schools that took the stage at the Kumaplay Auditorium during the One-eighth Stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz Competition consisted of KNUST SHS, T.I AMASS Kumasi, and Aburi Presby SHTS. During the prelims, T.I AMASS bested KNUST with a score of 45 points, while Aburi Presby SHTS secured their place in the One-eighth stage as a seeded school. This set the stage for a highly anticipated revenge match between KNUST SHS and T.I AMASS, Kumasi. But in a delightful twist of event, the seeded school, Aburi Presby SHTS qualified for the Quarter-finals with an impressive score of 47 points.

Aburi Presby SHTS wins with 47 points and qualifies to the Quarter-finals

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 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.

At 12:30 p.m., the contestants took their seats, and the Quiz Mistress, Dr. Anita Oppong, initiated the competition at exactly 2:45 p.m., by introducing the participants. Among them was the seeded school, Aburi Presby SHTS, which had automatically qualified for the One-Eighth stage following an impressive run last year. They faced off against KNUST SHS and T.I AMASS Kumasi in a battle for a spot in the Quarter-finals. From Round One to Round Five, Aburi Presby SHTS consistently outperformed their competitors with remarkable scores.

T.I AMASS Kumasi sadly lost their chance to qualify to the Quarter-finals

Despite substituting in Round Three, T.I AMASS couldn't secure a spot in the Quarter-final Stage of NSMQ 2023. In contrast, the competition was initially seen as a rematch between T.I AMASS and KNUST SHS, however, Aburi Presby SHTS took charge, putting an end to the rivalry by winning convincingly with an impressive score of 47 points and eliminating both opposing schools from the competition.

The KNUST SHS knew all hope was lost in their quest to get to the Quarter-finals

Scores for each Round stood as follows:

Round One, General Questions (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology)


T.I AMASS Kumasi 18

Aburi Presby SHTS 20

Round Two (Pepsodent Speed Race)


T.I AMASS Kumasi 19

Aburi Presby SHTS 28

Round Three (Problem of the Day)


T.I AMASS Kumasi 19

Aburi Presby SHTS 28

Round Four (True/False)


T.I AMASS Kumasi 32

Aburi Presby SHTS 41

Round Five (Riddle)


T.I AMASS Kumasi 32

Aburi Presby SHTS 47

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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