Osei Tutu & St. James Sem./SHS qualify for next stage of NSMQ2017


Osei Tutu SHS and St. James Seminary SHS have picked the first two slots at the one-eighth stage of the ongoing National Science & Maths Quiz.

The two schools won their respective competitions this morning to keep their hopes of winning NSMQ2017 alive.

In the first preliminary contest, Osei Tutu SHS dominated the five rounds of the competition to beat contenders Breman Asikuma SHS and Odorgonno SHS.

At the end of the contest, Osei Tutu scored 41 points whilst Breman Asikuma SHS and Odorgonno SHS gained 25 and 29 points respectively.

St. James Seminary SHS proved too strong for T.I Amass, Postin and Tamale Islamic SHS as the two schools trailed in all five rounds.

The losing schools will have their fate determined at the end of the preliminary stage to ascertain whether their scores are high enough for them to be part of the 18 highest scoring losing schools to qualify to the one-eighth stage of the competition.

Notre Dame Girls SHS is currently battling it out with New Juaben SHS and Kinbu SHTS in the 3rd Preliminary contest. The 4th contest features St. John’s Grammar School, Simms SHS and Brekum Presby SHS.

The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and supported by Tigo, GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance, Accra College of Medicine and GCB Bank.

Primetime institutes Two New Awards for NSMQ2017


Primetime, organizer of the National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ) has instituted two new awards for this year’s edition of the competition.

The awards are the Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu Award for Best Female contestant and the Kwaku Mensa-Bonsu Award for Best Team of the competition.

This was announced at the Opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of the NSMQ by Mrs. Nana Akua A. Ankomah-Asare, Managing Director of Primetime Ltd.

According to her, the Best Female award is in recognition of Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu’s work on empowering young women in the field of education as well as her support in getting the NSMQ started.

The award is to be given to the female contestant with the sterling performance in this year’s edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz.

Also, the Most Successful Team award named after Mr. Kwaku Mensa-Bonsu, Founder and Chairman of Primetime Ltd, is meant to honor the contestants with impressive teamwork exhibited during the competition.

Meanwhile, the first two preliminary contests are currently ongoing at the R.S Amagashie Auditorium and the New N Block at the University of Ghana, Legon.

The first prelims contest features Osei Tutu SHS, Odorgonno SHS and Breman Asikuma SHS while the other involves T.I Amass Postin, St. James Sem./SHS and  Tamale Islamic SHS.

The winners will qualify to the one-eighth stage of the competition

The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and supported by Tigo, GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance, Accra College of Medicine and GCB Bank.

Prelims of NSMQ2017 to begin on Monday


The stage is set for the preliminary contests of the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz underway at the University of Ghana, Legon.

The prelims which will take place from Monday June 5 to Saturday June 10, 2017, will simultaneously take place at the R.S Amegashie Auditorium and the New N Block at the University of Ghana, Legon.

108 Senior High Schools will compete in 36 contests to pick up a slot at the next stage of the competition.

In each of the 36 contests, three schools will compete in keeping their hopes of winning the competition alive.

Winners of the 36 preliminary contests will join the 27 seeded schools from the 2016 edition of the competition at the one-eighth stage. Also to progress to the one-eighth stage will be 18 losing schools with the highest scores from the prelims.

The Quiz mistresses for the prelims are Dr. Angela Lamptey of the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences and Mrs. Gladys Schwinger of the Department of Plant and Environmental Biology; all of the University of Ghana, Legon.

The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and supported by Tigo, GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance, Accra College of Medicine and GCB Bank.

Below are the 36 contests for the preliminaries of the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz. Contests 1-18 would take place at the R.S. Amegashie Auditorium while 19-36 would be at the New N Block

2017 National Science & Maths Quiz Launched


The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz has officially been launched in Accra with 135 second cycle institutions across the country to compete for the laurels.

This year’s curtain-raiser is a novelty to have happened outside the University of Ghana, Legon, where the month-long popular television quiz competition will be staged.

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Primetime to launch 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz


Primetime, producers of the National Science & Maths Quiz, is set to launch the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz on May 31, 2017 at the British Council Hall, Accra. This year’s competition will be the 22nd edition of the quiz which brings together 135 Senior High Schools each year to participate in the National championship.

The launch of the competition, according to Primetime, is to inform stakeholders in Ghana’s educational sector and the general public about how far the competition has come, emphasize the contribution of the National Science & Maths Quiz in producing scientists for the country and unveil some of the additions being made to the competition this year.

NSMQ2017 to be launched on May 31

NSMQ2017 to be launched on May 31

Speakers at the launch of the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz would include Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Mrs Cecilia Kwakye Coffie, President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, main sponsors of the competition.

In addition to the quiz, Primetime will hold Mentorship Sessions featuring various individuals excelling in the science and technology industry, as a means of exposing the participants to the career opportunities open to them as Science students. There will also be the maiden edition of a Science & Technology fair, dubbed NSMQ Sci-Tech Fair, slated for June 27-28, 2017 at the University of Ghana, Legon. Excursions have also been planned alongside the competition.

The National Science & Maths Quiz has been a part of the calendar of Senior High Schools in Ghana since 1993. Adisadel College won the competition for the first time in 2016, making them the reigning champions. This year’s edition is slated for June 02-29, 2017, at the University of Ghana, Legon, with the Grand Finale scheduled for June 29 at the National Theatre.

The 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools and supported by GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance and Accra College of Medicine.

Primetime introduces NSMQ Sci-Tech Fair


Primetime is set to organise the maiden edition of the NSMQ Sci-Tech Fair on June 27 & 28 at the University of Ghana, Legon as part of the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz.

The organisation, which is the brain behind the National Science & Maths Quiz, believes that this Fair will afford Senior High School students the opportunity to demonstrate that they are not only knowledgeable in answering questions on stage but can put into practice some of the concepts they study in school in solving problems.

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135 schools to compete in NSMQ2017


A total of 135 Senior High Schools have qualified for the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz scheduled for June this year. This year’s edition will be the 22nd since Primetime started the production in 1993.

Out of the 135 schools, 108 qualified through the Regional Competitions held across the country in January-February 2017.  The other 27 are seeded schools that made it to at least, the quarter final stage of the 2016 edition of the competition.

Below is the list of the 135 schools which would compete for the coveted title in June:

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Konongo Odumase SHS, Kumasi Academy, 17 other schools qualify for NSMQ2017


The Ashanti Regional Competition of the National Science & Maths Quiz 2017 has ended in Kumasi after five days of competition which saw 19 schools qualify for the National competition.

The competition which was held from Monday, February 6- Friday, February 10, 2017 at Opoku Ware School saw 59 Senior High Schools from the Ashanti Region in fierce intellectual battles for 19 slots at the National level.

At the end of the five-day competition, the following schools booked their places at the National competition slated for June 2017 and received a cash prize of GHS 1,000:

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Adisadel College wins NSMQ2016


It was a tough battle. All three finalists were hungry for a win. Mfantsipim  School, to win it for the third time and get to keep the trophy, Opoku Ware with the same quest and Adisadel College, to get the trophy for the first time.

Having been to the finals two consecutive times, 2015 and 2016, Adisadel College, was not ready to let go thus, fought fiercely to emerge winners of the 2016 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz.

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