Adisadel College has defeated city rivals Mfantsipim School and Ghana National College to book a place in finals of the ongoing year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) for the third year running.
The contest between two all-male and the mixed school was not devoid of the usual drama that characterises a semi-final contest in the NSMQ over the years.
The tension in the R.S Amegashie auditorium of the University of Ghana on Monday room was so thick one could almost cut it with a knife as two-time winners Mfantsipim, Adisco and National all got their first question wrong.
The quiz mistress Dr Elsie Effah Kaufman, noted the difficulty of the semi-finals after the zero score for all the schools right from the beginning
The rest of the round emphasized the rivalry in the contest with Adisadel and Mfantsipim keeping at each other’s throats to split the points. The first round ended with Mfantsipim leading with 24, Adisadel following with 23 and National trailed with 16 points.
The Speed Race required the fastest team to ring their bell and answer a question directed to all schools simultaneously.