The 2019 National Science & Maths Quiz started on a good footing with impressive scores from the first two contests at the Preliminary Stage.
Chemu SHS and Apam SHS displayed great dexterity in Science and Mathematics, scoring 53 points and 62 points respectively to secure a place in the One-Eighth Stage of the Competition.
By the end of the first round, EPC Mawuko Girls’ SHS was only a point behind Chemu SHS, whilst St. Mary’s Boys’ Sem./SHS lagged behind with 8 points.
Chemu SHS widened the gap in the remaining rounds, proving that they are a force to reckon with in this year’s edition of the NSMQ.
It was a walk in the park for the Central Region based Apam SHS, leading the entire five rounds, whilst their contenders looked on helplessly.
At the end of the contest Daboase SHTS trailed with 5 points, whilst Winneba SHS finished with 21 points.
Apam SHS’ victory may come to NSMQ followers as no surprise, as they put up a similar performance at the Central Regional qualifiers earlier this year.
All hope is not lost for the four losing schools, as they may qualify as one of the 18 highest scoring losing schools to sail through to the next stage along with the 36 prelims winners.
In the next contest, Volta region based, Saviour SHS will take on Fiaseman SHS and Kpando SHS at the R.S Amegashie Auditoirm whilst Ashaiman SHS will battle it out with Berekum SHS and Bawku SHS at the New N Block, University of Ghana, Legon.