OLA SHS, Ho, have made it to the Quarterfinal Stage for the first time in the history of the NSMQ. The team, represented by Winner Evangeline Atiku and Benedicta Ama Amenyo, came up against Chemu SHS and St. Rose’s SHS in the third One-eighth Stage contest of the day, which was held at the R.S. Amegashie Auditorium.

The girls started the race with an unmatched speed that saw them taking an early lead. Even though Chemu SHS tried their best to keep up, the girls were a tad too strong for them.

In the second round, all the three schools trod cautiously to avoid losing accrued points. For this reason, about a quarter of the questions were left unanswered.

All three schools scored six points each in the Problem of the Day, missing the Prudential Life NSMQ Star award by four points.

OLA SHS, Ho won the contest with 46 points, while Chemu SHS and St Rose’s SHS lost with 37 and 24 points respectively.

Being seeded for the first time, OLA SHS, Ho were beside themselves with glee when they won their contest.

Here is a breakdown of the contest:

Round One – General questions on Chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics
Ola SHS, Ho: 20
Chemu SHS: 14
St Rose’s SHS: 8

Round Two – Speed Race
Ola SHS, Ho: 24
Chemu SHS: 18
St Rose’s SHS: 5

Round Three – Problem of the Day
Ola SHS, Ho: 30
Chemu SHS:24
St Rose’s SHS: 11

Round Four – True or False
Ola SHS, Ho: 43
Chemu SHS: 34
St Rose’s SHS: 21

Round Five – Riddles
Ola SHS, Ho: 46
Chemu SHS: 37
St Rose’s SHS: 24

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.

The NSMQ is proudly produced by Primetime. 

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