One of the schools contesting the finals of the 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), St Augustine’s stands a greater chance of winning the contest.

According to a poll conducted by organisers of the NSMQ on their twitter page, a greater percentage of respondents believe that the Cape Coast-based will win this year’s edition.

43% of the respondents said St Augustine’s will win the quiz while 35% of respondents said PRESEC-Legon will win the competition.

Interestingly, only 22% of respondents believe last year’s winners, St Peters will defend the title.

The three Schools emerged finalists of a contest which involved some 108 schools across Ghana.

The schools made it to the initial stage after qualifying from their respective regions.

The balloting for the 2019 NSMQ preliminary stage contest was held Saturday, June 15 – an event that was characterised by tension.

Each day, three contests were held at two venues simultaneously and the winners of the 36 contests, together with 18 highest scoring losing schools, will join the 27 seeded schools for the One-eighth stage.

The venues for the competition were the R.S Amegashie Auditorium and the New ‘N’ Block, both on the Legon campus of the University of Ghana.

The first contest took place on Monday, June 17 at the R.S Amegashie Auditorium between Chemu Senior High School, St. Mary’s Sem./Senior High School, Lolobi and EPC Mawuko Girls’ Senior High School.

While the schools that made it to the quarterfinal in 2018 have a seeded spot and will begin the challenge from the one-eighth stage, a better number, including some heavyweights went through the preliminary contests.

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Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com


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