The Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon has made an impressive comeback in the ongoing National Science & Maths Quiz after exiting at the one-eighth stage of the 2016 edition.
The five-time champions were eliminated at the early stage of the 2016 edition by KNUST SHS but the angry lions of Presec devoured their contenders Mim SHS and Twene Amanfo; both from the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
Presec, Legon represented by Kwaku Sena Yevenyo and Shadrack Asiedu-Asante left no stone unturned as they dominated the entire competition to book a place at the one-eighth stage.
At the end of the contest, Presec Legon scored 57 points; the third highest scores at the prelims so far. Mim SHS and Twene Amanfo SHTS managed to score 27 and 10 points respectively.
In the 34th preliminary contest which took place simultaneously at the New N Block, Osei Kyeretwie SHS came from behind at the eleventh hour to carry the day.
At the end of the penultimate round of their contest, St. Monica’s SHS had 36 points to lead Osei Kyeretwie’s 33 points and St. John’s School, Sekondi’s 25 points.
But Osei Kyeretwie SHS showed their dexterity as they answered three (3) out of the four (4) riddles to overtake St. Monica’s SHS who dominated the first four rounds.
The last four competitions are currently ongoing simultaneously at the R.S Amagashie Auditorium and the New N Block of the University of Ghana, Legon. The winners will also qualify for the next round of NSMQ2017 after which there will be balloting for the one-eighth stage contests.
This will involve the 27 seeded schools from last year’s edition of the NSMQ, 36 prelims winners as well as 18 highest scoring losing schools at the prelims.
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.