The surprises and shocks of the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz are far from over as unassuming Sandema SHTS beat Anlo SHS and St. John’s Grammar School in the one-eighth stage of the competition ongoing at the University of Ghana, Legon.
The Upper East region based school becomes the second school from the preliminaries to eliminate a seeded school.
Earlier in the day, Kumasi based St. Louis SHS put up an impressive show sending their regional rivals, Kumasi High School and Armed Forces SHTS home.
Sandema SHTS from the second round dominated the contest to the end with St. John’s Grammar School closely following up and Anlo SHS giving up at an early stage of the contest.
St. John’s Grammar School gave the eventual winners a scare when they unraveled the second riddle to leave the point difference between them and Sandema SHTS to one.
All three schools failed to make the first and third riddles but Sandema SHTS heaved a sigh of relief after answering the final riddle to carry the day.
In the quarterfinal stage, Sandema SHTS will meet St. Louis SHS and the winners of the ninth in series of the one-eighth contest which will come off later in the day.
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.