Konongo-Odumase SHS today put up a sterling performance to win their preliminary contest with the highest scores so far in the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival.
They recorded an impressive 61 points to send Nkonya SHS and Yendi SHS packing out of the competition. The two losing schools only managed to pull 19 and 18 points respectively.
The 2nd edition of the Sci-Tech fair organised by Primetime Limited, producers of the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz, has ended at the University of Ghana with a call to the youth to find homemade solutions for the problems confronting Ghana.
The two-day event saw over 35 participants, largely drawn from both Junior and Senior High Schools exhibiting their projects.
The aim of the event was to give students the opportunity to put into practice the theories learnt in the classroom.
Speaking at the brief closing ceremony, Mrs. Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare, Managing Director of Primetime Limited, said this year’s fair has been a huge success considering the surge in the number of exhibitors. According to the Managing Director, Primetime Limited will not rest on its laurels in encouraging and motivating the young ones in using their brain-power to make their societies a better place.
“We are really happy you were able to participate in this year’s Sci-Tech Fair. We’ve seen a lot of amazing things that you have exhibited and hope that this would not be the end of it.
We will continue to inspire you to put up innovative projects that can be put to the good use of the Ghanaian people,” she indicated.
Mrs. Ankomah-Asare further thanked the teachers and the sponsors; GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana and Tullow Ghana, for their support in making the 2018 Sci-Tech Fair a reality.
The sponsors also took turns to congratulate the exhibitors and pledged their support for similar events in the future.
All the participating schools received a certificate of participation with Mfantsipim School, Two Roses International School, and St. Monica’s SHS taking cash prizes for their exceptional projects.
Two individual exhibitors, Salifu Mohammed, otherwise known as Med the Innovator, as well as Seth Wangara also received cash prizes.
Seth Wangara won the hearts of many with his solar transformer which powers his home in Adobewura Number 2, a town closer to Sefwi Bekwai in the Western Region.
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 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 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.
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.
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: