- A video about an old student of Achimota School speaking about his school's chances of winning this year's NSMQ has gone viral
- He said prior to the semi-final contest, many people never fancied them to emerge as the winners
- An educationist has called for reforms regarding the NSMQ
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An old student of Achimota School has said the victory recorded by the school in the semi-final contest of the NSMQ should send a strong signal to other opponents about their preparedness to win the trophy.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Facebook page of Joy News, the young man expressed delight that the school put doubters to shame after emerging victorious in their contest involving Wesley Girls' High School and St Louis SHS.
"They called us underdogs, and no one expected us to make it this far. And we are going to Accra, Accra is our territory"
He expressed optimism that the NSMQ team of Achimota will crown their hard work by winning the trophy this year.
"We are actually the first co-educational institution to win this quiz, so we are taking the trophy back to school.
The two-time winners will face Opoku Ware School and Presbyterian Boys' Senior High School on Tuesday 31st October 2023.
At the time of writing the report, the video had gathered over 7000 views and 400 likes.
Watch the video below
NSMQ needs some reforms
Mr Daniel Fenyi, an educationist, in an interview with YEN.com.gh, said the NSMQ needs some reforms.
Suggesting some possible areas to look at, Mr Fenyi said the quiz competition was very theoretical, a situation that needs to change going foward.
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"The students are generally tested on their ability to memorize and recollect. We need to introduce practical aspects too, where the students could be put in the science lab, do experiments and come out with products and findings."
Ghanaians react to the comments of the Achimota boy
Many people who reacted to the comments of the young man urged him to be measured regarding his expectations of the NSMQ finals.
Qwë Kü reacted:
We are coming for you guys
Firstlady Doreen Virtue stated:
Where is the Rasta boy
Kaakyire Amoo Kofi Nkrumah added:
Jubilation after defeating girls school
Jema'ppelle Kofi replied:
Presec advances to NSMQ final
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Presec has advanced to the final of NSMQ over Mfantsipim School and Keta SHTS
They obtained 44 points over their contenders in the third semifinal clash on Thursday, October 19.
PRESEC Legon will be hoping to win the NSMQ for the eighth time.
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