All is set for the National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival, which brings together 135 Senior High Schools each year to participate in the National Championship, in Accra. This will be the 23rd edition of the Quiz.
As a prelude to the Science Festival, an official launch will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the British Council Hall at 5:00pm. According to Primetime, producers of the National Science & Maths Quiz, the purpose of the launch is to inform stakeholders in Ghana’s Educational sector and the general public about how far the Competition has come, emphasize its contribution in producing scientists for the country and unveil some of the additions being made to the Competition in this year’s edition.
The Ashanti Region leads all Regions nationwide with the highest number of Senior High Schools participating in the National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ), while the Upper West Region has the least number of participating schools in the competition.
Of the 135 SHSs set to compete in the 2018 edition of the competition, 26 are from the Ashanti Region. This comes as no surprise as the Region has the highest number of schools per region nationwide.
Bright Asiedu, a member of St. Thomas Aquinas SHS’ team at the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz, has won a full scholarship to study medicine at the Accra College of Medicine.
The scholarship is part of Accra College of Medicine’s sponsorship of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ). At the launch of the NSMQ in May 2017, Ms. Prisca Atogsiya, Ag. Director of Administration of Accra College of Medicine (ACM) announced that the College would offer a full scholarship to one of the finalists of the NSMQ who would be interested in studying medicine.
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.
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.
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: