Full list of schools that qualified for national science & maths Quiz 2017( nsmq 2017)
A total of 135 Senior High Schools have qualified for the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz scheduled for June this year. This year’s edition will be the 22nd since Primetime started the production in 1993.
Out of the 135 schools, 108 qualified through the Regional Competitions held across the country in January-February 2017. The other 27 are seeded schools that made it to at least, the quarter final stage of the 2016 edition of the competition.
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Below is the list of the 135 schools which would compete for the coveted title in June:
The NSMQ is the longest-running independent production on television in Ghana. The programme is very popular with not only its main target group – Senior High School students – but also with parents and, especially, with former students (old boys and girls), who take great pride in the performance of their schools on this programme. Indeed, the Saturday 11a.m. slot on GTV is synonymous with the NSMQ, as this has been the time slot for the programme since it first aired in 1994.
The objective of the National Science & Maths Quiz has been to promote the study of the sciences and mathematics, help students develop quick thinking and a probing and scientific mind about the things around them, while fostering healthy academic rivalry among senior high schools. Without a doubt, these aims have been achieved. The quiz, popularly referred to as “brilla” by many who have gone through the secondary school system is by far one of the few academic events that bring all of Ghana’s secondary schools together. The schools and students look forward to it.
A key element of the National Science & Maths Quiz is claiming the bragging rights as national champions of Science and Maths. Contestants look forward to winning so they can beat their chests and recount how they beat so and so school to win the trophy. Current and old students of Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (Presec) will seize every opportunity to let you know they are the Lionel Messi of the National Science & Maths Quiz. Having won the quiz five times (1995, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009), they indeed deserve to flaunt it. It definitely is no mean achievement!
However, it was Prempeh College which first won the title in 1994 and subsequently went on to win the third edition in 1996. Their city rivals, Opoku Ware School followed their heels and won the 1997 edition and later, the 2002 edition.
It is worth saying that in the history of the National Science & Maths Quiz, Achimota School has been the only mixed school to have won the title. They have won the competition on two occasions- in 1998 and 2004. All other winners have been boys’ schools. No girls’ school has won the competition, despite being in the finals quite a number of times.
In 1999, Mfantsipim School, touted as “the School” won its first title. Of the three contestants, perhaps the name that stands out is that of Bubune Adih. He was the toast of the 1999 edition and captured the heart of the then quiz mistress, Professor Marian Ewurama Addy.
The editions of 2000 and 2001 saw the trophy move to the Eastern region, as St. Peter’s Secondary School and Pope John Secondary School won the competition respectively. St. Peter’s would later win the 2005 edition of the quiz.
In the Ghana @ 50 edition of the quiz in 2007, St. Augustine’s College were crowned proud winners. Ghana Secondary Technical School won the 2012 edition while St. Thomas Aquinas picked up the 2013 edition, beating stiff competition from Presbyterian Boys’ and a rather laid back Mfantsiman Girls’ team, in what was a keenly contested final.
After a nearly 15-year trophy drought, Mfantsipim School won the 19th edition in 2014, with Prempeh College winning the 20th edition in 2015.
Champions Over The Years
|Prempeh College, Kumasi||1994|
|Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||1995|
|Prempeh College, Kumasi||1996|
|Opoku Ware School, Kumasi||1997|
|Achimota School, Accra||1998|
|Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||1999|
|St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia||2000|
|Pope John Secondary School, Koforidua||2001|
|Opoku Ware School, Kumasi||2002|
|Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2003|
|Achimota School, Accra||2004|
|St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia||2005|
|Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2006|
|St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast||2007|
|Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2008|
|Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2009|
|Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi||2012|
|St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Accra||2013|
|Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||2014|
|Prempeh College, Kumasi||2015|
SOURCE: NSMQ SITE.