The one-eighth stage of the 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz is still on.
Schools that will advance from this stage will progress to the Quarterfinal of the competition.
The NSMQ is highly unpredictable.
However, there are some schools that we expect them to give us a nice contest.
Some of these schools won their contest, but in a manner we never envisage.
We bring you a list of schools that have annoyed us so far in the one-eighth stage of the contest.
With all the glory that comes with the name, it is unpardonable for them to win a contest with 25points. We expected them to win but with not with relatively low points. They contested against Labone SHS and Atebubu SHS. The contest ended with Labone and Atebubu trailing with 17points each.
Ghana National College
They are undoubtedly one of the best in the Central Region. In last year’s competition, they managed to get to the semi final stage. This year, were eliminated by Accra-based St. John’s Grammar School. Their one-eighth stage contest also featured Volta Region’s Bishop Herman College. All three schools are good. What we didn’t expect was for National to place trail behind the Herman boys with 21points.
They qualified to the next stage of the quarterfinal stage of the competition. They defeated Abuakwa State College and T.I AMASS, Fomena. Placing the three schools on a weighing school, it is obvious that Accra Aca stands tall. However, it was disappointing to see that they were trailing in their contest until the end of the fourth round.
They failed to replicate the performance of their colleagues from Cape Coast, Wesley Girls. The school has a great name, maybe not in the Science and Maths Quiz, but we didn’t expect the outcome of their contest against Kumasi High SHS and Kpando SHS. They ended the contest with 15points with Kumasi High School scoring 31 and Kpando SHS, 45points.
Tamale Senior High School
They gave us quite an impressive contest last year. We expected a replication last year’s performance but unfortunately that did not happen. Just like Prempeh College, they managed to progress to the quarterfinal but then, not in the most remarkable way we expected. The came against Kadjebi-Asato SHS and Ada SHS. Had it not been that they answered the last riddle correctly, they would have been singing a different song. Tamale SHS could have done way better.