Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS, Aburi Girls’ SHS and Ghana National College will clash in the quarterfinals of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz.
The trio won their respective contests at the one-eighth stage to book their places in the first quarter final contest slated for Thursday, June 22, 2017.
First to qualify was Ghana National College. They beat Armed Forces SHTS and Osei Kyeretwie SHS whilst Aburi Girls SHS eliminated Kumasi Academy and SDA SHS, Bekwai to guarantee their place in the next round of the competition.
After narrowly winning their preliminary contest, Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS came into the one-eighth contest much prepared to win the contest convincingly.
They won the competition with 43 points whilst Tema Secondary School, their closest contender, scored 25 points. Kintampo SHS could only make 8 points out of the entire contest.
Speaking to nsmq.com.gh after their success, the contestants from Porters, Adjoa Enyidado Hackmann and Naimatu Puuwaya Abdul-Rashid, recounted how nervous they were coming into the contest but with the encouragement from friends and teachers, they were able to overcome the daunting challenge of eliminating a seeded school, Kintampo SHS, from the competition.
They, however, said they will work on their speed and accuracy to perform better in the Speed Race of their next contest.
The winner of the quarterfinal contest will progress to the semi-final stage on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the University of Ghana Business School.
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.