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.
The Eastern Region has the second highest number of participating schools, with 19 Senior High Schools.
The Upper West and Upper East Regions have the lowest number of participating schools, contributing five (5) and six (6) Senior High Schools respectively.
Of the 135 Schools, 27 of them, are referred to as ‘Seeded Schools’ and gained automatic qualification without going through the Regional Competitions because they reached the Quarterfinal stage of the 2017 edition of the competition.
NSMQ2018, which is slated for June 2018, would be the 23rd edition of Ghana’s longest-running quiz programme. The programme, which is produced by Primetime, is, however, in its 25th year.
See the infographic below for a breakdown of competing schools per region across the country.