A total of six Senior High Schools has progressed to the one-eighth stage of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz on the second day of preliminary contests being held simultaneously at N Block and R.S. Amegashie Auditorium at the University of Ghana.
These schools include T.I Amass, Fomena; Kwanyako SHS, Awudome SHS, and Tepa SHS. The other two are Keta SHTS and Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS.
First to qualify for the one-eighth stage was T.I Amass, Fomena. They had 44 points beating Sogakope SHS and St. Paul’s SHS who scored 25 and 33 points respectively.
Having dominated throughout the five rounds of the contest, Kwanyako SHS also emerged as winners leaving Yendi SHS and Zabzugu SHS in second and third places respectively.
Keta SHTS put up a sterling performance to carry their contest. The Volta region based school led their contenders with a wide margin from the beginning of the contest. They had 58 points; the highest so far in the preliminary contests to send Lawra (17points) SHS and Dzodze-Penyi SHS (21) packing.
Awudome SHS also made it to the next stage of the competition with ease as they proved too strong for Toase SHS and Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua.
Tepa SHS won in the contest that has produced the least scores so far in the preliminaries. In this contest were Bompeh SHTS and Tamale Presby SHS.
At the end of the competition, Bompeh SHTS placed second with 19 points whilst Tamale Presby SHS ended the contest without any point.
They are automatically the first school to take the first bow out of this year’s National Science & Maths Quiz.
So far, a total of 12 out of 36 schools has booked their place in the one-eighth stage of the 2017 NSMQ.
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.