Saarah-Mensah Auditorium, October 11, 2023
Launching the One-Eighth Stage at the Saarah-Mensah Auditorium were Wesley Girls High School (WEYGEYHEY), Archbishop Porter Girls' SHS, and Ghanata SHS. Each of these three schools demonstrated outstanding academic prowess, but in the end, Wesley Girls High School emerged as the victor, while Archbishop Porter Girls and Ghanata SHS bid farewell to the competition. Wesley Girls are smiling their way to the Quarter-final Stage of the NSMQ 2023.
the smile is infectious.
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.
The victorious trio of Wesley Girls
Representing Wesley Girls High School were Prisca and Agyeiwaa, while Ghanata SHS had Richmond and Douglas, and Archbishop Porter Girls had Ewurama and Ntiamoah as their representatives. All three schools were determined to excel. In the first round, each of these schools correctly answered their first questions. However, none of them was able to answer the second set of questions. Nonetheless, Wesley Girls showed why they are considered strong contenders for the title this year, as they demonstrated exceptional performance. They are on fire!
In Round Two Wesley Girls effected a substitution with, Zakia replacing Prisca, a protest arose, and was resolved in favour of Wesley Girls, giving them an upper hand in the competition. Gey Hey continued to dominate the competition in this round.
In the third round, Ghanata SHS saw Emmanuel replacing Richmond. The Problem of the Day question was centered on mathematics, with Wesley Girls SHS and Archbishop Porters earning a point each. Ghanata SHS secured 5 points, but none of the teams could reach the overall prize threshold.
Ghanata consoled themselves with the Goil Riddle Bonanza
As the contest ended, Wesley Girls emerged as the victors, advancing to the Quarter-final Stage with an impressive score of 54 points. Archbishop Porter Girls' SHS attained 24 points, and Ghanata SHS scored 25 points. For answering three out of four riddles correctly, Ghanata earned the Goil Riddle Bonanza award worth One Thousand, Two Hundred Ghana Cedis.
Congratulations to Wesley Girls.
Scores for each round stood as follows:
Round One Scores (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics General questions)
Wesley Girls High School 30 points.
Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS 11 points.
Ghanata SHS 09 points.
Round Two Scores (Pepsodent speed race).
Wesley Girls High School 43 points.
Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS 13 points.
Ghanata SHS 10 points.
Round Three Scores (Problem of the Day circled on Physics)
Prudential life insurance award.
Wesley Girls High School +01 points. 44
Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS +5 points. 18
Ghanata SHS +01 points 11
Round Four Scores (True/False)
Wesley Girls High School- 51 points.
Archbishop Porter Girls’ High School 25 points.
Ghanata SHS 15 points.
Round Five Scores (Riddles)
Wesley Girls High School 54 points.
Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS 24 points.
Ghanata SHS 25 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!