Ghana National College (GNC) has picked the first slot in quarter finals of the ongoing 2017 National Science & Maths.
They beat Armed Forces SHTS and Osei Kyeretwie SHS, their contenders, in the first in series of the one-eighth stage of the competition at the University of Ghana Business School, Legon.
In a fairly contested contest, Ghana National College dominated the entire competition to send their competitors packing from this year’s NSMQ.
The GNC contestants, Hayford Mathew and Christian Amedor, said the favour of God on them secured their victory.
The victors recounted their challenge with the round of fundamental concepts (Round one) which they described as problematic but hope to prepare adequately going into the next round of the competition.
On the other hand, their closest contender, Armed Forces SHTS, said it was a painful loss but will console themselves with the great opportunity to represent their school on a national platform.
In the final competition Archbishop girls were declared winners with 43 points followed by Tema Secondary School with 25 points and Kintampo SHS coming up at the rear with 08 points.
Ghana National College won the contest with 39 points with Armed Forces SHTS and Osei Kyeretwie managing to pull 32 and 29 points respectively.
By virtue of making it to the Quarter Finals, Ghana National College are seeded for the 2018 edition of the National science & Maths Quiz. They will meet the winners of the second and third in series of the one-eighth stage of competition.
27 schools are expected to qualify to the quarter finals of the 2017 NSMQ.
Aburi Girls’ SHS has for the first time in three years, been seeded for the 2018 National Science & Maths Quiz after winning their one-eight contest.
They are the second school to have secured their qualification to the quarter final stage of the competition after Ghana National College.
ABUGISS beat Kumasi Academy and SDA SHS, Bekwai, two Ashanti based schools, in the second in series of the one-eighth stage of the competition.
The Girls lost their preliminary contest against St. Charles SHS in the dying moments of the contest but qualified to the one-eighth stage as one of the eighteen (18) highest scoring losing schools.
The Girls regrouped, mapped out a good strategy and eliminated SDA SHS, Bekwai (2016 seeded school) and Kumasi Academy.
Speaking to the media after their victory, the contestants, Rachel Amaning Kwarteng and Grace Teiko Lowor said they learned from their mistakes in the previous contest and encouraged each other to win their next contest.
At the end of the contest, Aburi Girls’ SHS won with a 17point margin. They pulled a total of 42 points whilst Kumasi Academy had 29 points and 26 for SDA SHS, Bekwai.
Aburi Girls’ SHS will compete with Ghana National College in the 1st in series of the Quarter Final competition on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The third school will be determined in the third one-eighth competition featuring Kintampo SHS, Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS and Tema Secondary School.