The first contest for day two of the One-eighth Stage contest which was held at UGBS featured Accra Academy, Assin State College, and Afua Kobi Ampem SHS.
The sterling performance of all three schools in the Preliminary Stage of the competition made it difficult to predict a winner at the beginning of the competition.
At the end of the first round, Accra Academy was leading by a one-point margin. Meanwhile, Assin State College kept on gathering momentum and tried reducing the point difference, but could not bridge the gap.
Accra Academy accrued eight extra points to earn 23 points at the end of the second round, leaving their contenders, Assin State College and Afua Kobi Ampem SHS with 15 and nine points respectively.
All three schools scored a perfect score of 10 in the Problem of the Day, which won them the Prudential Life NSMQ Star award, worth GH₵2,400.00 at the One-eighth Stage.
In the fifth round of the contest, Assin State College answered two of the Riddles correctly, however, they could not garner enough points to beat Accra Academy.
Here is a breakdown of the One-eighth Stage contest between Accra Academy, Assin State College and Afua Kobi Ampem SHS.
Round One – General questions on Chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics
Accra Academy: 15
Assin State College: 14
Afua Kobi Ampem: 12
Round Two – Speed Race
Accra Academy: 23
Assin State College: 15
Afua Kobi Ampem: 9
Round Three – Problem of the Day
Accra Academy: 33
Assin State College: 25
Afua Kobi Ampem: 19
Round Four – True or False
Accra Academy: 48
Assin State College: 37
Afua Kobi Ampem: 32
Round Five – Riddles
Accra Academy: 48
Assin State College: 43
Afua Kobi Ampem: 35
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