St. Peter’s SHS and Sandema SHTS have sailed through to the next stage of the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival.
The duo picked a spot in two separate contests staged at the R.S Amegashie Auditorium and the New N Block at the University of Ghana, Legon.
St. Peter’s SHS slowly built momentum to beat Notre Dame SHS and St. Martin’s SHS with 49 points.
Sandema SHTS also won the keenly contested competition involving Berekum Presby SHS and Tamale Girls’ SHS. They left it to a tie breaker at the end of the competition to sail through to the one-eighth stage of the NSMQ2018.
The victor’s trailed in the first four rounds but gradually found their feet to equalize the scores of Berekum Presby SHS to push the contest to a tie breaker.
But it was Sandema SHTS that kept their composure to answer the tie breaker to make it to the one-eighth stage.
The four losing schools would have to keep their fingers crossed and hope their scores will be enough to be part of the 18 highest-scoring losing schools to keep their hopes alive in the competition.
The next competition features Tamale Islamic SHS, Sogakope SHS and Akwamuman SHS in one contest whilst Achimota School take on St. Louis SHS and Atebubu SHS in the second contest of the day.
The winners will join Sandema SHTS and St. Peter’s SHS at the one-eighth stage with the 27 seeded schools from last year’s competition.
The National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), with support from GCB Bank, GTP, Lancaster University Ghana, Academic City College, Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital, Accra College of Medicine, Hawtie Makeup, West African Centre for Cell Biology for Infectious Pathogens and Awake Purified Drinking water. The Sci-Tech Fair is sponsored by Goil, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana and Tullow, while Bond Savings & Loans and RMG Ghana Ltd are sponsoring the Mentorship Sessions.