The 2016 edition of the prestigious National Science and Maths Quiz has started at the University of Ghana, where 136 senior high schools from across the country are competing for the ultimate and the bragging rights for the next one year.
These include 109 winners of the regional competitions who would compete in 36 contexts at the preliminary stages as well as 27 seeded schools which made it to last year’s quarterfinals and have been drawn to standby until the one-eighth stage which begins from June, 13.
Winners of the preliminary stages and 18 losers with the highest scores would advance to the one-eighth stage where they would battle the 27 seeded schools for a chance in the quarterfinals of the 21st edition of the NSMQ competition.
Prempeh College won the 2015 competition, with Adisadel College and University Practice Senior High School placing second and third respectively.
In this year’s competition, 14 out of the 136 schools selected are from the Brong-Ahafo region and so far all of the preliminary contexts have been held.
Kintampo SHS (KINSS) which qualified into last year’s quarterfinals is the only school from B/A among the 27 seeded schools waiting to start their campaign from the second round.
St. James Seminary who were also invited failed to show up, thus reducing Brong-Ahafo representation at this year’s NSMQ to 13.
Things haven’t been good for Brong-Ahafo as only three of the schools representing the region, aside KINSS have been able to book their places in the one-eighths.
Sunyani SHS (Susec) beat Obuasi SHTS and Amaniampong SHS to book their ticket to the next stage.
TESS and Berekum Presec also qualified on the basis of them being among the losing schools with the highest scores so far.
SAHESS, TASTECH, WESS, BESS, Notre Dame, OLA Girls, Akumfi Ameyaw, Drobo and Atebubu SHS are technically out having placed second or third and scored low marks in their respective contexts.
Flip through the pages below and see the participating schools from Brong-Ahafo and how they’ve fared so far in the competition:………….