KNUST Auditorium, October 9, 2023.
OLA Girls'SHS, Ho, Adiembra SHS, and Boa Amponsem were the last schools to compete on the final day of the Preliminary Stage at the National Science & Maths Quiz Competition. Although Ola Girls’ SHS had a lead in the first three rounds, they ended up in a tie with Boa Amponsem at 20 points. The tie persisted in the final round, with both Ola Girls’ and Boa Amponsem finishing at 23 points. After a tiebreaker, OLA Girls’SHS, Ho secured their qualification for the One-eighth Stage.
Ola Girls' Smile proudly after qualifying to the one-eighth stage
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.
All the contestants were seated in the KNUST Auditorium by 2:30 p.m., eagerly awaiting the start of the competition. The Quiz Mistress, Mrs. Gladys Odey Schwinger officially commenced the contest at 3:15 p.m. Competing for a coveted spot in the One-eighth Stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz Competition were Ola Girls’ SHS, Boa Amponsem SHS, and Adiembra SHS.
The moment Boa Amponsem SHS realized they were disqualified from the prelims
In Round One, Ola Girls’ SHS and Boa Amponsem SHS were tied at 14 points, while Adiembra SHS scored 8 points. However, at the conclusion of Round Two, Ola Girls’ took the lead with 14 points, while Boa Amponsem SHS and Adiembra SHS secured 12 and 06 points, respectively. At the True/False Stage, Round Four, Ola Girls’ failed to answer most of the questions and ended up tying with Boa Amponsem at 20 points.
The final round posed challenges as a dispute arose over a riddle between Ola Girls’ SHS and Boa Amponsem SHS. Ola Girls’ and Boa Amponsem SHS once again found themselves tied at 23 points, while Adiembra scored 16 points. Ultimately, the tiebreaker favoured Ola Girls’ SHS, securing their qualification for the One-eighth Stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz Competition.
Ola Girls' contestants solving a question in Round 2
Scores for each Round stood as follows:
Round One, General Questions (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology)
Ola Girls’ SHS 14 points
Boa Amponsem SHS 14points
Adiembra SHS 8points
Round Two (Pepsodent Speed Race)
Ola Girls’ SHS 14 points
Boa Amponsem SHS 12 points
Adiembra SHS 6points
Round Three (Problem of the Day)
Ola Girls’ SHS 5 /10 points
Boa Amponsem SHS 0/10 points
Adiembra SHS 0/10 points
Round Four (True/False)
Ola Girls’ SHS 20 points
Boa Amponsem SHS 20 points
Adiembra SHS 13 points
Round Five (Riddle)
Ola Girls’ SHS 23 points
Boa Amponsem SHS 23 points
Adiembra SHS 16points
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!