The 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz has been won by St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, Central Region.
St. Augustine’s College beat off competition from five-time champions Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC), Legon and defending champions St. Peter’s Senior High School, Kwahu Nkwatia, Eastern Region.
St. Augustine’s College led in all the five rounds and ended with 39 points with Presec bagging 34 points and St. Peter’s managing 25 points.
YEN.com.gh has however compiled a list of reasons why St. Augustines College won this year's NSMQ
1. Long break
After their participation in the competition in 2007, the school has not participated in the competition. Probably their long break from the competition made them gather enough arsenals to fight their battle better. The long break was absolutely worth it.
2. Better motivation
It is said that, when an individual is better equipped and motivated, they tend to give out their best in everything they do. We at YEN.com.gh believe that the 1993 year group of the St. Augustine's college did a good job by refurbishing their science resource centre. The students have showed then that they really invested in the right thing.
3. 'Brilla' boys
In a typical boys school, the very brilliant boys are referred to as 'brilla' boys. Indeed the students who contested for the school are a classical example of the popular slang. One of the contestants by name, Newton topped trends on twitter as most people were rooting for the exceptionally brilla boy to do his magic as he always did in the early stages of the competition. Well done to the team of the three 'brilla' boys from Augusco.
4. Good teachers
It is said that the reward of a teacher is in heaven. Well, from the look of things, the reward of these teachers is certainly awaiting them in Cape Coast. For the students to attain this height of great achievement, the teachers definitely have a big role to play. Thumbs up to the amazing teachers who obviously gave out their all to prepare the students for the competition.
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