T.I. Ahmadiya picks the final spot for Ashanti NSMQ prelims

T.I. Ahmadiya picks the final spot for Ashanti NSMQ prelims

The regional competitions to pick the representatives for the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) saw T.I. Amass pick the last slot for Ashanti region schools for the preliminaries of the quiz.

With a tally of 49 points, they defeated Effiduasi Senior High who scored 37 points

Myjoyonline.com reports that St. Mary's Girls' SHS suffered to keep up in the game, finishing with only 18 points but also did better than Collins Senior High who are still chasing a debut at the nationals. They scored only scored six points.

In the penultimate contest, Toase Senior High picked up the qualification with 34 points.

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St. Hubert Seminary and Senior High failed to book a third-time consecutive appearance in the TV quiz, scoring 12 points lower than Friday’s victors.

In the 2018 contest, they were eliminated at the one-eighth stage their at their first game, having appeared as a seeded school from 2017.

Amaniampong Senior High and Barekese Senior High both scored 13 and six points respectively; only good for the records.

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Then NSMQ has for 25 years, been the number one inter-school intellectual competition in Ghana. Its focus on science and maths is yet to pay dividends in national policy but seems like it is no fault of organisers.

The defending champions from 2018 are St. Peter's Senior High and Seminary School.

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