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NSMQ2023: BIHECO Delivers a Showdown, Leaving OLA Girls in Tears

Kumaplay Auditorium, October 11, 2023

Initiating the One-Eighth Stage at the Kumaplay Auditorium are OLA Girls’ Ho, Bishop Herman College, and Adidome SHS. OLA Girls earned their spot in this stage after a hard-fought tiebreaker, underscoring their determination to advance in the competition. However, Bishop Herman College (BIHECO) demonstrated their superior academic excellence by securing a place in the next stage with an impressive score of 37 points. BIHECO crowned their performance with the much sought-after Goil Riddle Bonanza award worth GH1,200.00 for answering three out of four riddles correctly.

The glorious moment BIHECO won the contest and qualified 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 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.

At 8:30 a.m., the contestants took their seats, and the quiz mistress, Dr. Anita Oppong, initiated the competition at 9:10 a.m., by introducing the participants. OLA Girls’ SHS, Ho, competed against Boa Amponsem and Adiembra SHS, with OLA Girls’ SHS emerging victorious in a tiebreaker. However, at the One-eighth stage, Ola Girls came well-prepared to compete against Bishop Herman College and Adidome SHS. After the first two rounds, BIHECO held a comfortable lead.

the sad moment OLA Girls' SHS, Ho knew lost hope in qualifying for the Quarter Finals

In a surprising twist of events, Adidome achieved the highest score of 8/10 in the Problem of the Day. This brought the score to a tie at 21 points with BIHECO. Adidome continued to press their advantage, resulting in another tie in Round 4 with both teams at 28 points.

However, at the end of the contest, BIHECO demonstrated their superiority by securing a place in the next stage with an impressive score of 37 points. To add to their achievements, BIHECO claimed the Goil Riddle Bonanza Prize of GH1,200 by correctly answering three out of the four Riddle questions in Round Five.

Bishop Herman College posing with their Goil Riddle Bonanza mouthwatering Prize.

Scores for each Round stood as follows:

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

Ola Girls’ SHS, Ho 17 points

Bishop Herman College 18 points

Adidome SHS 12points

Round Two (Pepsodent Speed Race)

Ola Girls’ SHS, Ho 15 points

Bishop Herman College 19 points

Adidome SHS 13 points

Round Three (Problem of the Day)

Ola Girls’ SHS, Ho 17 points

Bishop Hermann College 21 points

Adidome SHS 21 points

Round Four (True/False)

Ola Girls’ SHS, Ho 24 points

Bishop Herman College 28 points

Adidome SHS 28 points

Round Five (Riddle)

Ola Girls’ SHS, Ho 24 points

Bishop Hermann College 37 points

Adidome SHS 31

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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