The last quarterfinals of the National Science and Maths Quiz 2018 took off today with West Africa High School (WASS) securing their first ever semifinals appearance in NSMQ 2018.
WASS competed against Tamale SHS and Kumasi SHTS.
Using the same contestants that represented the school in the 2017 quarterfinals edition of NSMQ; Tade O. Abdul Hameed and Arkoh Sahene, WASS quickly gained the upperhand and won the competition with 59 points.
Tamale SHS finished the contest with 43 points and 23 points for Kumasi SHTS.
St. Margaret Mary SHS went up against Holy Child School and Krobo Girls’ SHS in the second contest.
Though the competition got off to a slow start, the pace picked up and by the last round, Holy Child School and Krobo Girls’ SHS were battling for a spot in the semifinals.
Krobo Girls’ SHS (Harriet Fiagbor, Jemima Obeng) emerged victorious with 34 points; becoming the only all-girls school to make it to the semifinals.
Holy Child School ended the competition with 30 points and St. Margaret Mary SHS with 21 points.
The final contest in the quarterfinals pit Accra Academy against Islamic SHS and Prempeh College with most individuals anticipating a fierce contest between defending champions Prempeh College and Accra Academy.
This however was not the case with Prempeh College having 41 points by the end of the third round, Accra Academy with a disappointing 16 points.
With the highest score in the competition so far, Prempeh College (Emmanuel Owusu Appiah, Baffour-Awuah Osei Asibey) won the contest with 67 points, Accra Academy with 26 points and Islamic SHS with 17 points.