2020NSMQ: Boa Amponsem SHS makes a miraculous win to qualify to the Quarterfinal Stage

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The COVID-19 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz has been hit with so many surprises and high expectations with Central Region’s Boa Amponsem Senior High School expected to make their second appearance at the NSMQ Quarterfinal Stage after a narrow escape from being kicked out of the National Championship at the One-eighth Stage.

They won their contest by one point, after facing tough competition from the only all-female school to qualify from the Bono-Ahafo Zone – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls’ SHS.

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In Round One, Boa Amponsem Senior High School was at the forefront of the competition and continued to do so till the end of the contest. Round Five was full of heat as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls’ Senior High School almost snatched the Quarterfinal slot from Boa Amponsem Senior High School.

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Benedict Nana Owusu of Boa Amponsem Senior High School secured a miraculous win for his school by answering the fourth riddle in the last round correctly.

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Mrs. Gladys Odey Schwinger, a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, moderated this contest.

None of the contestants won the Prudential Life NSMQ Star in Problem of the Day.  Boa Amponsem SHS and Our Lady of Mercy SHS came close by accruing six points each. The Prudential Life NSMQ Star at the One-eighth Stage is worth a total cash prize of GHc2400.00

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Boa Amponsem Senior High School won the contest with 28 points, while Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls’ Senior High School followed closely behind with 27 points.  Our Lady of Mercy SHS came in third with 17 points.

Here’s a breakdown of Contest Five at the One-eighth stage:

Round One – General questions on Chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics

Boa Amponsem SHS: 14

Our Lady of Mount Camel Girls’ SHS: 7

Our Lady of Mercy SHS: 4

 

Round Two – Speed Race

Boa Amponsem SHS: 12

Our Lady of Mount Camel Girls: 10

Our Lady of Mercy SHS: 4

 

Round Three – Problem of the Day

Boa Amponsem SHS: 18

Our Lady of Mount Camel Girls: 14

Our Lady of Mercy SHS: 10

 

Round Four – True or False

Boa Amponsem SHS: 25

Our Lady of Mount Camel Girls: 21

Our Lady of Mercy SHS: 14

 

Round Five – Riddles

Boa Amponsem SHS: 28

Our Lady of Mount Camel Girls: 27

Our Lady of Mercy SHS: 17

 

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The National Science & Maths and Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service in partnership with Absa Bank Ghana Limited and supported by Joy News, Prudential Life Insurance, Goil, Airtel Tigo, Dano Milk, Academic City, Accra College of Medicine, Academic City, Central University, GTP, Adansi Travels, Medifem Multi-specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, Third Eyecare Vision Centre and YFM.

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