Primetime, the organizers of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) in addition to 108 schools that won their Regional qualifiers has added eleven more Senior High Schools to compete at the preliminary stage of the quiz.
In a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, the sponsor said the addition is due to the varying number of schools in the individual regions/zones, resulting in incomplete fixtures, hence the need to add some eleven more.
“However, due to the varying number of schools in the individual regions/zones, resulting in incomplete fixtures, it was necessary that some schools be invited to get a minimum number of three schools per contest,” It stated.
The eleven-second cycle schools selected for being top runners-up in their various regions to participate in the Preliminary Stage of the 2021 edition of the Science and Maths quiz together with the 108 regional qualifiers are;
- Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS (43)
- Nsaba Presby SHS (34)
- Eguafo Abrem SHS (34)
- St Augustine’s SHS, Bogoso (29)
- Fijai SHS (29)
- Manya Krobo SHS (37)
- Zion College (32)
- Kpedze SHS (22)
- Mawuli School (22)
- St Francis Seminary SHS (26)
- Acherensua SHS (26)
Amid the outbreak of the global novel coronavirus pandemic, the preliminary Stage would be held at Regional/Zonal levels – as a means of reducing the number of participating schools that would converge in camp at the competition.
This year’s Science and Mathematics quiz National Championship will commence with preliminary stage contests featuring 119 Senior High Schools (SHSs) from the 16 Regions of Ghana divided into 8 Regions & Zones.
Balloting for the 2021 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) preliminaries, Primetime has said will take place on October 26, 2021, the day of the preliminary stage which will end on November 5, 2021.
One-Eighth stage to semifinals of the National Science and Maths Quiz competition according to the producer will start from Friday, November 12, 2021, to November 23, 2021, and the grand finale on Tuesday, November 26, 2021.