Day Two of the Quarterfinal Stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz saw two former champions – Prempeh College (1994, 1996, 2015 & 2017) and Achimota School (1998 & 2004) – battling it out with Ashanti Regional Preliminary Stage top-winners, Anglican SHS, Kumasi.
The contest started in a sour mood for Anglican SHS, Kumasi, as the two champions crushed their hopes of making it to the next stage. They ended the round with 11 points, lurking behind Achimota School with 19 points and Prempeh College with 24 points.
Prempeh College continued to be at the forefront in the subsequent rounds until the end of the third round, where Achimota School took over.
Call her the “super sub” Afua Manukure Ansah of Achimota School joined the race after the second round, and together with Loren Abeku Otoo, outvied Prempeh College in the fourth round.
Achimota School and Prempeh College tied at the end of Round Five with 41 points each, which sent the contest into a tiebreaker. The first tiebreaker question went unanswered, however, Afua answered the second tiebreaker question correctly to secure a marvelous win for the two-time champions.
With 44 points at the end of the contest, Achimota School stand the chance of winning the AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award, worth GH₵3,000.00.
Here’s a breakdown of the contest:
Round One – General questions on chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics
Prempeh College: 24
Achimota School: 19
Anglican SHS, Kumasi: 11
Round Two – Speed Race
Prempeh College: 26
Achimota School: 23
Anglican SHS, Kumasi: 10
Round Three – Problem of the Day
Prempeh College: 30
Achimota School: 25
Anglican SHS, Kumasi: 14
Round Four – True or False
Achimota School: 41
Prempeh College: 34
Anglican SHS, Kumasi: 21
Round Five – Riddles
Achimota School: 44
Prempeh College: 41
Anglican SHS, Kumasi: 27
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