NSMQ 2019: Wesley Girls' SHS kicks out Prempeh, Achimota to qualify for semi-finals (photos)

NSMQ 2019: Wesley Girls' SHS kicks out Prempeh, Achimota to qualify for semi-finals (photos)

- Wesley Girls SHS have qualified as the only girls' school in semi-finals of the National Science and Maths Quiz

- Wey Gey Hey beat Prempeh College and Achimota School in the quarter-finals

Wesley Girls' Senior High School from Cape Coast has qualified to the semi-final of the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz after eliminating Prempeh College and Achimota School in the quarter-finals.

Going into the contest, Wey Gey Hey as the Cape Coast school is popularly called had been perceived as the underdogs.

This was largely for the fact that the girls school had never won the competition. Prempeh who won the maiden edition in 1994 are four-time winners with their last trophy coming in 2017. Achimota, on the the other hand, has won the competition twice, in 1998 and 2004.

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And they did not start the day's contest too well as they trailed Achimota and Prempeh by seven and five points respectively at the end of the first round.

But the girls recovered and ended the second round leading both opponents by three points.

The leadership of the contest alternated between Gey Hey and Achimota for the remaining round until the girls nicked it in round five.

In the end, Wesley Girls got 57 points against 49 for Achimota School, and 27 for Prempeh College leading to wild jubilations from the supporters.

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By their victory, the Cape Coasters have kept the hope of a first ever trophy for their school or any other girls’ school in the 26-year-old competition alive.

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