Mawuli School, Nsein SHS and Kumasi Secondary Technical School registered all-round perfect scores for the “Problem of the Day” in the thirteen (13th) one-eighth contest in the on-ongoing 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz.
The trio had no difficulty in providing the ideal solution to the “Problem of the Day” which was a question in Mathematics.
Armed Forces SHTS, in the first one-eighth contest, scored full points in the third round while the other competing schools, Ghana National College and Osei Kyeretie SHS scored eight (8) and five (5) points respectively.
Round three (3) of the National Science & Maths Quiz is dubbed the “Problem of the Day” which is a complex question that requires the use of multiple concepts or formulae. All the three schools, at the same time, attempt providing solutions to the problem within three (3) minutes for a maximum of 10 points; after which the Quiz mistress explains the solutions to the problem as proposed by the Team of Consultants.
The Quiz Mistress then awards marks to the individual schools based on the quality of their responses and clarity.
Before awarding the marks to the competing schools, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufman, Quiz mistress, said she was excited for the first time this year to award a perfect score to all three schools.
“I am very happy today because the contestants did not find a problem with the ‘Problem of the Day’ and for the first time this year; I am happy to award a perfect score to all-round.” the Quiz mistress said.
But it was Mawuli School that won the contest with a total point of 49 whilst Kumasi Sec. Tech, their closest contender, pulled 43 points and Nsein SHS placed third with 27 points.
Mawuli School will clash with the Holy Child School and the winner of the fifteen one-eighth contest in the Quarterfinals on June 23, 2017.
The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and supported by Tigo, GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance, Accra College of Medicine and GCB Bank.