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NSMQ – 27 Schools Secure Quarter-Final Spots in 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz [CHECK LIST]

NSMQ - 27 Schools Secure Quarter-Final Spots in 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz [CHECK LIST]

The one-eighth phase of the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) concluded yesterday, with 27 Senior High Schools securing coveted spots in the eagerly awaited quarter-finals.

Notably, this accomplishment not only ensures their progression to the next rounds but also grants them an automatic qualification for the 2024 edition of the competition.

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Impressively, eight schools achieved remarkable feats by surpassing previously seeded schools and emerging as fresh contenders.

Among the noteworthy newcomers is Wesley Girls’ SHS, which began its journey at the regional stage before advancing to the preliminaries. Mpraeso SHS also made a mark by defeating Ghana National in a revenge match.

In a remarkable comeback, Achimota School, which had suffered defeat at the hands of St. Augustine’s in the previous year, demonstrated their resilience.

Additionally, Wesley Grammar School and St. Louis Girls’ caused quite a stir by surpassing last year’s finalist, Adisadel College.

St. John’s School, Yilo Krobo SHS, and G.S.T.S. also secured their places, adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition.

Meanwhile, the reigning champions, Presec Legon, and the 2022 first runners-up, Prempeh College, successfully retained their positions as seeded schools.

Keta SHTS, finalists in 2021, showcased their prowess by achieving victory in their one-eighth contest with an impressive score of 70 points, marking the highest score achieved in the competition so far.

The quarterfinal matches are scheduled to take place from Sunday, October 15 to October 17, promising intense competition. Only nine schools will ultimately advance to the semi-finals, set for October 19.

Here is the list of the 27 seeded schools for the NSMQ 2024:

  1. Wesley Girls’ High School
  2. Opoku Ware School
  3. Tamale SHS
  4. Mpraeso SHS
  5. Osei Tutu SHS
  6. St. Augustine’s College
  7. Bishop Herman College
  8. St. John’s School
  9. Keta SHTS
  10. Osei Kyeretwie SHS
  11. Pope John Seminary & SHS
  12. Kumasi Sec. Tech. Sch.
  13. Kumasi High School
  14. St. James Seminary SHS
  15. Yilo Krobo SHS
  16. Achimota School
  17. Aburi Presby SHTS
  18. Mfantsipim School
  19. Wesley Grammar School
  20. Abetifi Presby SHS
  21. GSTS (Ghana Secondary Technical School)
  22. Anglican SHS, Kumasi
  23. Mawuli School
  24. Accra Academy
  25. St. Louis SHS
  26. Prempeh College
  27. PRESEC, Legon

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