On Thursday, October 13, the final contests of the 2022 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) preliminary stage came off.
On day four of the prelims, two schools tied for the highest points of the day. University Practice SHS and Abetifi Presby SHS both won their contest with 79 points.
They both also tied as the schools with the second-highest points in the preliminary contests. St Thomas Aquinas leads with 85 points.
University Practice SHS competed with Presby SHS, Suhum and EPC Mawuko Girls’ SHS. Presby SHS left with 37 points and Mawuko Girls’ 14.
They also won GHC800 in the Goil Riddle Bonanza after answering three riddles correctly.
Meanwhile, Abetifi Presby SHS contested with Acherensua SHS and Kalpohin SHS.
The losing schools finished with 37 and 14 points respectively.
Aburi Presby SHS also put up an impressive fight in their contest. They secured a slot at the one-eighth stage with 64 points.
They competed with Nungua SHS and Atebubu SHS.
Mawuli School bagged a spot at the one-eighth. They competed against Fijai SHS and Boaamponsem SHS.
The Volta Region based school won the contest with 39 points. Fijai SHS followed closely with 35 points.
Winning their contest with 41 points, Krobo Girls is through to the next stage of the NSMQ competition.
They beat St Mary’s Girls’ SHS, who finished with 27 points and Bueman SHS, who finished with 8 points, to win the competition.
The girls also won GHC800 in the Goil Riddle Bonanza and GHC2000 for the Prudential Life NSMQ star award.
Krobo Girls’ SHS won both the @GOIL_Official Riddle Bonanza and the @prulifegh NSMQ star in the second contest at the KNUST SHS Auditorium.— NSMQ Ghana (@NSMQGhana) October 13, 2022
Congratulations 🎊 #NSMQ2022 #NSMQPrelims #Primetime pic.twitter.com/Wg1gcojUGa
Also, competing at the one-eighth stage of the NSMQ competition is Tarkwa SHS.
They beat Effiduase Senior High Comm School and Sekondi College with 31 points.
Adventist SHS sailed through the preliminary stage to the one-eighth stage with 64 points.
They faced Kpando SHS and Al-Azhariya SHS in the contest. The two schools lost with 15 and 13 points respectively.
After failing to go further in the competition last year, Mfantsipim School returned to the NSMQ with hopes of beating the 2021 records.
For their first contest, the boys qualified for the one-eighth stage with 61 points. Their competitors West Africa SHS finished with 43 points while Sandema SHS only got 12 points.
Mfantispim in addition to their win, took home GHC800 for winning the Goil Riddle Bonanza.
KNUST SHS AUDI:— NSMQ Ghana (@NSMQGhana) October 13, 2022
Mfantsipim School walks away with a cool GHc 800 for answering three riddles correctly in the @GOIL_Official Riddle Bonanza.🎊#NSMQ2022 #NSMQPrelims #Primetime pic.twitter.com/rsZd9jbIrM
For some of these schools who lost today’s contest and those who lost in the previous days, the prelims may not be the last NSMQ competition for them this year.
About 18 schools who had high marks but did not win, after a tally, will gain a chance to compete in the one-eighth stage.
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