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NSMQ 2020: Kumasi Academy and Navorongo SHS crashed their opponents to Qualify to the next stage

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The live action continues as we will get to witness giants schools competing on day three of the One-eighth stage of the National Science and Maths Quiz ( NSMQ ).

The first contest will start with T.I AMASS, Kumasi facing off with its twin school T.I AMASS, Potsin and Navorongo SHS and will end with Kpando SHS challenging Apam SHS and Nkwatia Presby SHS for a slot in the Quarter final stage.

As the events have already been figured, the competition will start concurrently at two venues, that is R.S. Amageshie Auditorium, UGBS and New N Block.

At the UGBS Auditorium, the first contest featured T.I AMASS, Kumasi battling it out with Navorongo SHS and T.I AMASS, Potsin. On the other hand, at New N Block arena, the competition kicked off with Kumasi’s very own Kumasi Academy vs Mfantsipim SHS vs St. Mary’s SHS, Accra.

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We had a superb competition, where Navorongo SHS showed their supremacy over their opponents in the first contest at UGBS Auditorium. We all thought that T.I AMASS, Potsin will secure a slot in the Quarter final stage after leading with 18 points in the round 2 but a fantastic comeback happened when the end of round 3 came to an end with Navorongo SHS leading with 35 points followed by T.I AMASS, Potsin with 28 points and 24 points for T.I AMASS, Kumasi.

T.I AMASS, Potsin and Navorongo SHS all scored 6 points during “Problem of the Day ” while T.I AMASS, Kumasi failed to score even a point.

At the end of the contest, Navorongo SHS got 41 points securing their ticket at the Quarter final stage and T.I AMASS, Potsin had 30 take away points while their twin school at Kumasi had 28 points.

After seeing several ‘Kumericans’ schools like Anglican SHS, Prempeh College qualifying to the Quarter final, Kumasi Academy also didn’t fail to return home but a statement of dominance was made by KUMACA, winning with 53 points in New N Block.

From round 1 to the last round, Kumasi Academy never failed to secure a point. Battling it against St. Mary’s SHS and Mfantsipim School. At the end of round 1, St. Mary’s SHS had 9 points and Mfantsipim SHS got 11 points with Kumasi Academy leading the race with 20 points.

For the ‘Problem of the Day’, KUMACA picked 6 points from this round with St. Mary’s SHS having the same points and Mfantsipim School had 2 points.

The excitement and dominance were incubated in this round when KUMACA had most riddle questions answered perfectly.

Here’s the breakdown of the first contest of Day three of One-eighth.


Navorongo SHS – 41 points

T.I AMASS, Potsin – 30 points

T.I AMASS, Kumasi – 28 points

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Kumasi Academy – 53 points

Mfantsipim School- 35 points

St. Mary’s SHS – 30 points.

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