NSMQ 2023: Prempeh College crushes Mawuli, Aburi Presby SHS to advance to the semi-finals

NSMQ 2023: Prempeh College crushes Mawuli, Aburi Presby SHS to advance to the semi-finals

Prempeh College has advanced to the semi-finals of the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

In the quarter-final contest against Mawuli SHS and Aburi Presby SHS, the NSMQ favourites exhibited a resolute determination to claim this year’s coveted trophy.

Their journey commenced on a strong note as they seized the lead in the very first round and maintained their supremacy until the end.

During the initial round, the ‘Sofoline boys’ amassed an impressive 25 points, leaving Mawuli and Aburi Presby trailing behind with 19 and 18 points, respectively.

Prempeh College remained vigilant, fully aware, as the NSMQ quiz has proved time and time again, that the first round does not always foretell the ultimate winner.

In a display of their consistency, the 2022 finalists surged ahead once more, accumulating a remarkable 38 points, while their competitors remained in the tens. Mawuli and Aburi Presby had lost one and two points, respectively, from their accrued scores in round one.

The first hurdle appeared in the form of the “problem of the day,” where Prempeh College scored two points. Fortunately, their prior success allowed them to retain their lead.

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During this phase, Mawuli had also gained strength, determined to pick up more points in the final two rounds.

Nevertheless, Prempeh College preserved their lead, concluding the fourth round with 50 points and adding a further seven points in round five to secure victory.

Mawuli SHS, while valiant, fell short with a total of 33 points, and Aburi Presby SHS concluded with 30 points.

Despite their loss, both Mawuli SHS and Aburi Presby SHS have secured an automatic qualification to next year’s edition as seeded schools.

In the upcoming semi-final contest, Prempeh College is poised to face their biggest rivals in the Ashanti Region, Opoku Ware School, and Pope John Seminary SHS, in what promises to be an exciting match.

Will the ‘Sofoline boys’ reaffirm their five-time champion status with unwavering dominance in their semi-final match? Time will tell.

The 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz is produced by Primetime Limited and sponsored by the Ghana Education Service in partnership with Goil PLC and supported by A.T, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, and Pepsodent.

The broadcast of the National Science and Maths Quiz on JoyNews and Joy Prime is supported by Vitamilk, NASCO, German Ozone Medical Center, Royal Foam, Jamaa Soap, Heritage Christian College, Virtual Security Africa, Ace Medical Insurance, Chopbox Technologies, Sintex Tank, DBS, New Crystal Health Services, INVEST CORP, Built Financial Technologies, Beta Malt, Bright SHS Kukurantumi and Family Health University College.

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