NSMQ recordholders, Presec-Legon sent packing by Mfantsipim School


The hopes of Presbyterian Boys’ SHS, Legon winning their sixth trophy at the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz were crashed as Mfantsipim School kicked them out at the quarterfinal stage of the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz ongoing at the University of Ghana.

Mfantsipim School convincingly won the contest with 50 points with Presec-Legon and KNUST SHS ending the five rounds of the competition with 34 and 20 points respectively.

The two-time NSMQ champions, Mfantsipim School, made their intention of winning clear; dominating the entire contest to pick the first semifinal slot of this year’s NSMQ.

All three schools had cash prizes from the Money Zone sponsored by GCB Bank.

Presec, Legon received a total of Six Hundred and Eighty Ghana Cedis Only (GHS680.00) for both contestants and their teacher while KNUST SHS took home Four Hundred Ghana Cedis (GHS400.00).

The winners, Mfantsipim School, also walked away with One Thousand Ghana Cedis Only (GHS1000.00) for the contestants and teacher. They also received Five Hundred Ghana Cedis Only (GHS500.00) from Bond Savings & Loans for winning the quarterfinal contest.

University Practice SHS will take on their regional counterparts, Ghana National College, and all-ladies school, Aburi Girls’ SHS in the second quarterfinal contest later in the day.

NSMQ2017 second runner-up, Adisadel College will also be in action with St. Louis SHS and Sandema SHTS in the last contest for the day.

The winners of the second and third contests will battle it out with Mfantsipim School in the first semifinal contest on Monday July 2, 2018.

The National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), with support from GCB Bank, GTP, Lancaster University Ghana, Academic City College, Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital, Accra College of Medicine, Hawtie Makeup, West African Centre for Cell Biology for Infectious Pathogens and Awake Purified Drinking water. The Sci-Tech Fair is sponsored by Goil, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, and Tullow, while Bond Savings & Loans and RMG Ghana Ltd are sponsoring the Mentorship Sessions.

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