The excitement continued in Ghana’s most educative science quiz; National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) as the draw of the “One-eighth” stage was conducted.
The exercise came off on Wednesday, 23rd September. Looking at the draw, we can judge that there is going to be a lot of suspense and wild competition. After competing schools struggling to qualify for the One-eighth Stage, one can be sure that there is no easy way for schools to think that they are better than others.
The balloting exercise was conducted by Mr. Albert Lawer Tetteh, STEM Coordinator at the Basic Education Division of the Ghana Education Service. A total of 81 schools will compete in the next stage of the competition. In the balloting, the schools were grouped into three pots: Pot A, Pot B and Pot C.
Pot A made up of the 27 seeded schools from the 2019 edition of the NSMQ.
The rest of the 54 schools, i.e qualifiers from the Preliminary Stage were grouped in the rest of the pots; Pot B and C basing on the points they got from the Preliminary Stage.
During this competition, we will witness some of the champions competing against each other for a slot in the quarter final stage which will be the next stage.
The competition will commence on Monday, September 28, 2020, at two venues concurrently, with a limited number of supporters from each school. At this stage of the competition, no school can be underestimated after a struggle competition they had previously.
The competition will start with Oti Boateng SHS facing Holy Child and Kintampong SHS on Monday and will end with Presbyterian Boys’ Sec, Legon challenging Aggrey Memorial SHS and Sunyani SHS on the last day of the competition which is Thursday, 1st October, 2020.