It was the clash of the titans when Accra based schools, Achimota School and St. Thomas Aquinas SHS, as well as the Eastern Region based Nkwatia Presby SHS came face to face for a spot in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 National Science & Maths Quiz.
It was St. Thomas Aquinas SHS, the seeded school in this competition, that was seeking for revenge after they were defeated at the maiden edition of the Greater Accra Regional Championships by Achimota School.
however, the dreams of 2013 winners did not materialise after Achimota School justified why they are the Region’s favourite.
Motown won the nail-biting contest with 31 points, while their arch rivals ‘Beeb3’, followed with 28 points, and Nkwatia Presby SHS with 24 points.
The competition was keenly contested, and had to be decided in the final round of riddles. At the end of the fourth round, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS was leading with 28 points, closely followed by Achimota School with 25 and Nkwatia Presby SHS lagging behind with 24 points.
It was anyone’s game going into the fifth round, but Achimota School gathered enough strength to unravel the second riddle to be at par with St. Thomas Aquinas SHS.
The competing schools once again wasted the third riddle, and in the end, it was the 1998 and 2004 victors that went for the final riddle to win the contest.
It was all joy for supporters of the winning school after three years of failing to make it past the One-Eighth stage.
St. Thomas Aquinas SHS on the other hand becomes the eighth school to lose their seed at this year’s Nationals, and will have to fight their way back through the Regional Qualifiers.
The 2019 edition of the National Science & Maths and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service with support from GOIL, GCB Bank, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Academic City College, Adansi Travels, Kenya Airways, Medifem Multi-specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre, Accra College of Medicine, Vimto, Aachen University, Entervarsity, Adesua.store, GTP, Hawtie Makeup, Chikas Beads and Pink.
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