Opoku Ware School can now heave a great sigh of relief after recording an impressive win in the one-eighth stage to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz at the University of Ghana, Legon.
They beat Ghana Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S) and debutants, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls’ SHS with 61 points; the highest score so far at the one-eighth stage.
The losing school, G.S.T.S and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls’ SHS ended the contest with 33 and 30 points respectively.
OWASS has in recent times had a roller coaster campaign at the national stage, going down to unassuming debutants, Sonrise SHS in the preliminary contest of competition.
Last year, they also suffered a major setback losing their seeded slot to Keta SHTS in an interesting one-eighth contest.
Unrelenting, the 1997 and 2002 champions, Opoku Ware School came back stronger in the one-eighth stage staging an amazing performance to redeem their reputation as former champions of Science and Mathematics in Ghana.
G.S.T.S, NSMQ2012 winners, have now lost their seeded position to Opoku Ware School for next year’s edition of the competition. They become the third seeded school to have lost their slot to a school from the preliminary stage of the competition.
Opoku Ware will come up against the winners of the eleventh and twelveth one-eighth contests at the quarterfinals slated for Friday, June 29, 2018.
New Juaben SHS will first take on Ghanata SHS and Tweneboa Kodua SHS while Mawuli School will be looking forward to retaining their seeded slot in a contest involving their regional counterpart, Bishop Herman College and debutant, Academy of Christ the King in the last contest of the day.
The stakes are high and the 27 quarterfinalists will not only be looking forward to beating their competitors but with higher scores to increase their cash prize from GCB Bank, Sponsors of the Money Zone.
At the quarterfinal stage, each point will be worth Five Ghana Cedis (GHS 5) and will be paid in cash to each of the schools’ three contestants and teacher.
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.