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NSMQ2023: Wesley Girls’ SHS Gets Sweet Revenge On St. Peter’s SHS

KNUST Auditorium October 9, 2023.

Wesley Girls’ High School, Louis Rutten SHS (one of the first-time private school competitors), and St. Peter’s SHS were the first schools to compete on the last day of the Prelims at the KNUST Auditorium. Following St. Peter’s victory over Wesley Girls’ SHS in 2019 with a score of 49 points, the girls were determined to seek revenge this time around. They successfully qualified for the One-eighth stage with an impressive score of 52 points.

When WEYGEYHEY finally got their sweet revenge on St Peter's SHS by winning with 52 points

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 in their seats by 8 a.m., eagerly anticipating the start of the competition. The Quiz Mistress, Mrs. Gladys Odey Schwinger, officially launched the contest at 9:15 a.m. Vying for a prized position in the one-eighth stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz 2023, were Wesley Girls’ SHS, St. Peter’s SHS, and first-time participants, the private school, Louis Rutten SHS.

The sad moment St. Peter's SHS lost to Wesley Girls SHS after the fifth Round

After Round Two concluded, numerous controversies arose, compelling the Quiz Mistress, Mrs. Gladys Odey Schwinger, to revisit and rephrase some of the questions she had posed. Protests from both St. Peter’s SHS and Wesley Girls’ SHS led to a time delay of 25 minutes. However, after contacting the consultants, Wesley Girls’ SHS was awarded three additional marks for correctly answering the protested question. Consequently, 'GeyHey' took the lead in Round Two with a total of 22 points.

The winning champions, Wesley Girls' SHS posing beautiful With the Quiz Mistress Mrs. Gladys Odey Schwinger

At the conclusion of Round Three, the Problem of the Day, St. Peter’s SHS achieved a score of 6 out of 10, whereas both Wesley Girls’ SHS and Rutten SHS scored of 4 out of 10 each. Wesley Girls’ SHS's aspiration for revenge against St. Peter’s SHS was ultimately realised as they triumphed with an impressive 52 points, securing their qualification for the One-eighth Stage of the NSMQ 2023.

Below are the full results:

Round One, General Questions (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology) Wesley Girls’ High School 22 points

Louis Rutten SHS 11 points

St. Peter’s SHS 15 points

Round Two (Pepsodent Speed Race)

Wesley Girls’ High School 29 points

Louis Rutten SHS 8 points

St. Peter’s SHS 15 points

Round Three (Problem of the Day)

Wesley Girls’ High School 4/10 points

Louis Rutten SHS 4/10 points

St. Peter’s SHS 6/10 points

Round Four (True/False)

Wesley Girls’ High School 46 points

Louis Rutten SHS 19 points

St. Peter’s SHS 31 points

Round Five (Riddle)

Wesley Girls’ High School 52 points

Louis Rutten SHS 19 points

St. Peter’s SHS 37 points

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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